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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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: formerlygreatbritain; lentilmocking; oncegreatbritain; ungland; vegan; vegans

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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To: Free ThinkerNY

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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To: Free ThinkerNY

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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To: Sharrukin

“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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To: Diana in Wisconsin
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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To: Gay State Conservative
Britain is circling the toilet.

Easier with all those Vegans not getting their protein and nothing but fiber. :->

21 posted on 03/07/2010 7:19:02 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I heard of a new religion that does not believe in wearing clothes in public or paying taxes... will they be protected?


22 posted on 03/07/2010 7:19:26 PM PST by OCC
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To: mnehring
Easier with all those Vegans not getting their protein and nothing but fiber. :->

All too true.I'm told that those alfalfa sprouts will go right through ya!

23 posted on 03/07/2010 7:22:28 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Sharrukin
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.

I can't figure out why they eat stuff made to look or taste like meat either.

I remember one telling me how excited they were to find tofu ham that looked, smelled, tasted like real ham, and even had the same texture as the real stuff. I asked why not just eat ham? Well, meat is bad for the environment. I didn't ask if they wanted me to do the material & energy balance of all that is needed to make a soy bean replicate ham :-)
24 posted on 03/07/2010 7:27:50 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I have a friend from Honduras who I was trying to explain vegetarians. She was perplexed, and her only response was “..but sometimes you need a big old steak..”


25 posted on 03/07/2010 7:28:21 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Albion is a tad perfidious these days.


26 posted on 03/07/2010 7:32:16 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: proud_yank

Same here. They even have tofu turkeys!

They are just bizarre people.

They also seem to be rather nasty and unpleasant as well. I have met one that was reasonably nice, the others were just obnoxious.


27 posted on 03/07/2010 7:32:17 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: proud_yank; Sharrukin
I can't figure out why they eat stuff made to look or taste like meat either.

Seriously.

28 posted on 03/07/2010 7:34:56 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Free ThinkerNY
i'm surprised they don't file down their Canine teeth...
29 posted on 03/07/2010 7:40:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Vegetables are what food eats!


30 posted on 03/07/2010 8:00:30 PM PST by BuffaloJack (If you're not patriotic, you're nothing !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seems like everyone but Christians get protection against discrimination.


31 posted on 03/07/2010 8:26:25 PM PST by quintr
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To: quintr

Don’t forget smokers, gun owners, or basically anyone “conservative”.


32 posted on 03/07/2010 9:54:27 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Sharrukin
I have met one that was reasonably nice, the others were just obnoxious.

Same here. Many are well beyond smug too- orders of magnitude better than everyone else.
33 posted on 03/07/2010 10:12:30 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Graybeard58

You can live in my barn with all the other ‘old foggies’I’m responsible for these days. My Mother in Law thinks I’m KIDDING when I tell her she’s going to end up living in my chicken coop in her Golden Years if she doesn’t stop spending my money. *Rolleyes*

I’d do more for you Oldsters, but it’s my God-given duty and responsibility to earn money and keep it OUT of the hands of Government as it is...and it gets harder every year! Starve the beast! :)


34 posted on 03/08/2010 6:26:41 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'll only be happy when vagitarians like me have equal rights!
35 posted on 03/08/2010 6:52:07 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: FrankR

Vegetables are what food eats.


36 posted on 03/08/2010 6:54:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t climb all the way to the top of the food chain to eat tofu.


37 posted on 03/08/2010 6:55:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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