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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:54 AM

Australian Christian Lobby backs sacking of employees with no 'Christian sexual ethic'

Source: The Guardian

Australian Christian Lobby backs sacking of employees with no ‘Christian sexual ethic’

ACL director Martyn Iles says businesses should have greater powers to hire and fire, but denies Christians have a ‘special vendetta’ against LGBT people

Paul Karp
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Wed 9 Oct 2019 06.42 BST
Last modified on Wed 9 Oct 2019 08.11 BST

The Australian Christian Lobby has backed calls for religious businesses such as aged care providers to gain more powers of hiring and firing employees who do not conform to religious teachings.

In a debate at the National Press Club on Wednesday the ACL director Martyn Iles backed calls from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for greater powers to fire employees who don’t conform to a “Christian sexual ethic” but claimed Christians don’t have a “special vendetta” against the LGBT community.

The intervention comes as the attorney general Christian Porter considers possible amendments to the controversial religious discrimination bill exposure draft before parliament returns next week.

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Although hiring and firing of gay teachers and expelling gay students is the subject of a separate reference to the Australian Law Reform Commission, the bill states in section 10 that a religious body “does not discriminate against a person under this Act” by conduct which “may reasonably be regarded” as in line with that religion.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/09/australian-christian-lobby-backs-sacking-of-employees-with-no-christian-sexual-ethic

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Reply Australian Christian Lobby backs sacking of employees with no 'Christian sexual ethic' (Original post)
Eugene Oct 2019 OP
SWBTATTReg Oct 2019 #1
LastDemocratInSC Oct 2019 #3
whistler162 Oct 2019 #6
secondwind Oct 2019 #2
LastDemocratInSC Oct 2019 #4
get the red out Oct 2019 #5
Initech Oct 2019 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

1. And how are these idiots going to determine who doesn't follow their teachings or not? Just how...

are they going to prove anything? Pluck something out of the air?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:41 AM

3. They can see if they float or sink. A time-tested method.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:27 PM

6. If they have only been married once then

then they aren't following this group's "christian beliefs" and should be fired.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:12 AM

2. Religion is very harmful, especially when taken to the extreme.


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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:46 AM

4. All western religions have their roots in the middle east.

And while I won't say that the fundamentalists in the western world are brothers of those in the middle east I will say they are definitely first cousins. And it is only our secular laws that prevent them from being much more alike.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:57 AM

5. Agree!

"And it is only our secular laws that prevent them from being much more alike......" You've got that right! And I have always felt it rather accurate to call them the "Christian Taliban".

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:06 PM

7. God, these people suck no matter what country they're from.

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