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Donít mock my lentils: vegans to get discrimination rights
timesonline.co.uk ^ | March 7, 2010 | Marie Woolf

Posted on 03/07/2010 6:37:00 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

VEGANS and teetotallers are to be given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups, under legislation championed by Harriet Harman, the equalities minister.

Members of cults and “new religions” such as Scientology, whose supporters include the film stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta, would also be offered protection, as would atheists.

A code of practice explaining the legal implications of the equality bill states that religions need not be mainstream or well known for their adherents to gain protection. “A belief need not include faith or worship of a god or gods, but must affect how a person lives their life or perceives the world.”

The code, drawn up by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, singles out vegans, who do not eat any animal products or wear leather, as meriting protection from religious discrimination. It says: “A person who is a vegan chooses not to use or consume animal products of any kind. That person eschews the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, accessories or any other purpose and does so out of an ethical commitment to animal welfare.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: formerlygreatbritain; lentilmocking; oncegreatbritain; ungland; vegan; vegans
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1 posted on 03/07/2010 6:37:00 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Britain is circling the toilet.But that doesn't come as news to those who have been paying attention.
2 posted on 03/07/2010 6:40:00 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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Well...soon it will be ridiculous (as if it isn’t already)....and EVERY group will want its “protection”...good work for LAWYERS!!! Next up, bald men over 50....(in your dreams!)


3 posted on 03/07/2010 6:40:17 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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Insanity.


4 posted on 03/07/2010 6:40:28 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about meatarians?


5 posted on 03/07/2010 6:40:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I liked this comment at the paper...

I take it Monty Python is now dictating UK laws.


6 posted on 03/07/2010 6:41:12 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everyone is a victim!!! everyone.


7 posted on 03/07/2010 6:41:43 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
How about meatarians?

If VEGETARIANS eat nothing but vegetables, then what do HUMANITARIANS eat?

8 posted on 03/07/2010 6:45:21 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


9 posted on 03/07/2010 6:46:44 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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What in the hell is going on in this world?


10 posted on 03/07/2010 6:47:37 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suppose this means that they must serve tofu at the cafeteria, for Queen and Country. This is stupid.


11 posted on 03/07/2010 6:48:02 PM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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“I take it Monty Python is now dictating UK laws.”

Monty Python and the movie “Network” were produced in the 1970’s and were both considered satire at the time. Just shows how far we’ve fallen...


12 posted on 03/07/2010 6:48:27 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Gay State Conservative

Glad my family left jolly Old England some 110 years ago. Of course, the States are headed down the same road.


13 posted on 03/07/2010 6:49:46 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"VEGETARIANS "

"Vegetarian" is an old Indian word for "bad hunter".
14 posted on 03/07/2010 6:50:24 PM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

humans?


15 posted on 03/07/2010 6:51:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Frank_2001

I am worried about Soylent Green coming true!

We are living in interesting times it seems.


16 posted on 03/07/2010 6:52:35 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not a Vegetarian because I love vegetables. I’m a Vegetarian because I HATE vegetables! I want to KILL THEM and EAT THEM! ;) (Steven Wright?)

Let’s see...sexual fetishes; protected class.
Color of your skin...protected class.
Old Foggie...protected class.
Underclass layabout...protected class.

I’m a freakin’ TAXPAYER supporting them all! When do I get some sort of ‘protection?’

*Crickets Chirping*


17 posted on 03/07/2010 6:54:25 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

People don’t have to expend much energy to keep themselves fed so they have lots of time for stupid things like this.


18 posted on 03/07/2010 7:05:06 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know every single vegetarian I have ever known ‘binged’ or ‘broke down’ with a nice hamburger. They then would go on about how bad they felt, or how terrible it tasted.

What a joke.


19 posted on 03/07/2010 7:08:31 PM PST by Sharrukin
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Old Foggie...protected class.

I’m a freakin’ TAXPAYER supporting them all!

As an old foggie, I'm counting on you. Hang in there and keep working!

You'll be old in due time, it happens to the best of us.

(Of course by the time you are old - it'll be all gone.)

20 posted on 03/07/2010 7:13:01 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He¬ís Jimmy Carter stupid¬Ē. - Don Imus)
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