Posts Tagged ‘Religious Discrimination’

Secular Education Network says legislation does not go far enough

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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The Secular Education Network has launched a Teach, Not Preach petition appealing for Section 54 of the Education and Training Bill to be removed. They say the Education and Workforce Committee’s report to the House of Parliament last week on the Education and Training Bill: “sanctions bible classes for primary school children in state primary Read more

Illogical policy and private religion

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

“Always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope you all have. “Give it with courtesy and respect and with a clear conscience, so that those who slander you when you are living a good life in Christ may be proved wrong in the accusations that they bring. “Moreover, Read more

Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination and needless legal action, but they said more work is necessary for an Australia-wide law. “The draft laws are an important way to help people of faith and the organizations they establish as communities of Read more

Religious freedom significantly strengthened in Australia

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The position of Australian churches, faith-based schools and charities to select staff based on their beliefs has been strengthened by a raft of changes to Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s religious freedom bill. The changes came after faith-based organisations, business leaders and LGBTTIQ+ groups were highly critical of the initial draft. A second draft, Morrison is Read more

Religious Discrimination bill under threat from religious leaders

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Australia’s religious discrimination bill took a temporary step backwards late last week as religious leaders threatened to withdraw their support for the proposed bill. Attorney General, Christian Porter intended to introduce the bill to the Federal Parliament before Christmas. But the powerful religious groups say the bill, in its current form, will actually diminish the Read more

Destiny Church member refused rental property on religious grounds

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A forestry worker in Whangārei is offended his application to rent a cottage was refused because he’s a member of the Destiny Church. Read more

Australia’s Christians need to ‘suck it up and calm down’ over religious freedom

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Australian Christians are not suffering from religious persecution says Baptist minister, leading Australian religious figure and social justice advocate Tim Costello. He is asking fellow Christians to “calm down” about their alleged persecution. His comments come amid a brewing political storm over how the government should act to protect against religious discrimination. Costello, a senior Read more

Anger at request to remove garden Virgin Mary statue

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Every morning, each member of the Samona family stops to pray in front of a small statue of the Virgin Mary that adorns the flower bed in the yard of their Novi, Detroit home. They pause again in front of the tiny statue when they return home at day’s end. It’s been part of the Read more

Facebook axes discriminatory ads, will re-educate advertisers

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Discriminatory ads will soon be a thing of the past with Facebook. Facebook said it has removed more than 5,000 ad-targeting categories to limit the ability of advertisers to exclude users based on ethnicity or religion. Until now, when an advertiser created an ad for Facebook, a tab “to exclude persons who correspond more or Read more

Atheists force restaurant to cancel church discounts

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A restaurant owner in Ohio is facing legal questions after offering a discount to church-goers. Justin Watson opened Starter’s Café in Cheviot about seven weeks ago. Read more