Religious homobigots across the pond protest anti-discrimination bill
Over in London, the Queen is about to get slapped with a petition from a group of anti-gay religious activists who are using the latest bleating excuse by the fundies over here in the U.S. — that gay rights laws will infringe upon their right to discriminate according to their religious belief that homosexuality is wrong. (Scotsman):
Christian and Muslim groups argue that the regulations will force them to act against their beliefs, for example by having to hire out church halls to gay groups and by forcing hoteliers to let double rooms to gay couples.
“The debate in the Lords is a signal to the government of the need to acknowledge that these regulations do not currently strike the correct balance between two competing rights,” said Thomas Cordrey, public policy analyst for the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.
“Christians have no desire to discriminate unjustly on the grounds of sexual orientation, but they cannot and must not be forced to actively condone and promote sexual practices which the Bible teaches are wrong. It is a fundamental matter of freedom of conscience.”
…The petition asks the Queen, as head of the Church of England, to request the government rethink the regulations and to acknowledge that Christians must have the freedom to act in a way that does not contravene their beliefs.
Excuse me, but what about public accommodation laws? How on earth do these people think they can get away with declining a hotel room to a couple because the proprietor is fixated on what a couple might be doing in the bed? Hmm…oh, say, like sleeping? Is that against their faith as well?
Has Daddy D set up shop over there yet?