Skip to comments.The Human Rights lobby think a Christian is like a Druid
Posted on 04/08/2013 3:06:09 AM PDT by markomalley
I should say at the outset that I was turned down by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for a post they advertised. I'd never have dared apply had it not been for Trevor Phillips, who headed it at the time. "Why don't you have a Christian on board?" I had asked him. "Why don't you apply?" he'd graciously replied. Alas, he was leaving the Commission when he said it. But when I saw his replacement Baroness O'Neill I wasn't upset about my failed application: the philosopher is, at least on paper, Christian. She'd look after the interests of the majority of Britons who feel they belong to that faith.
I was wrong to relax, though. Today I read that the EHRC has made one of those "recommendations" that make my blood boil: employers must allow Druids vegans and greens to express their "beliefs" in the workplace, or risk legal action.
In other words, the tenets of Druids, vegans and greens are on a par with those of Christianity and the world religions. No one distinguishes between dietary rules and Christian values, or between God and Gaia. I've written here before about how the BBC will invite so-called witches on religious programmes and expect everyone to take them as seriously as rabbis or vicars. The reverence with which a book as fatuous as "Eat, Pray, Love" was treated by millions shows that spirituality still means something.
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