Skip to comments.Chauffeurs,florists, photographers and ... will be sacked if they object to same-sex marriage
Posted on 06/21/2013 1:53:42 AM PDT by markomalley
David Camerons government has admitted under scrutiny from the House of Lords that they want to give commercial employers to be able to sack staff who refuse to participate in same-sex marriage. The Coalition for Marriage reports:
Up until now, officials in the equalities office have been telling Government ministers that the Bill wont harm the liberty of people who disagree with it. But after pressure in the House of Lords, Government ministers have admitted they want commercial companies to be able to sack staff who refuse to be involved with same-sex marriages.
The Government thinks commercial chauffeurs who object to a same-sex marriage should be dismissed. By the same logic, florists, photographers and cake makers would also be in the firing line. We want a reasonable accommodation for such workers, a bit of flexibility which takes account of peoples sincere beliefs. But so far the Government has stubbornly refused.
We are also calling for protections for public sector workers like teachers and chaplains; and we want to make sure that local councils cant penalise organisations who disagree with same-sex marriage. So far, the Government wont give way.
In contrast to David Camerons government obvious intention to impose totalitarian compliance to same-sex marriage the Council of Europe has passed by an overwhelming majority a resolution in favour of the reasonable accommodation of the sincerely-held views of Christians clashing with employers or the authorities.
Passed by 148 votes to three, the resolution urges 47 member states to accommodate religious beliefs in the public sphere by guaranteeing freedom of thought in relation to health care, education and the civil service provided that the rights of others to be free from discrimination are respected and that the access to lawful services is guaranteed. It also called on member states to ensure the right to well-defined conscientious objection in relation to morally sensitive matters.
Andrea Minichiello Williams, director of the Christian Legal Centre, said she was delighted that the Council of Europe had called for reasonable accommodation to protect freedom of religion.
We urge the European Court of Human Rights to insist on such accommodation as a sensible, practical way forward and we call on the UK to begin to reflect this important principle, she said.
Solutions need to be found to set the tone for religious freedom across Europe.
Although the Council of Europe is unable to pass laws itself, its resolutions have since 1949 helped to define the principles that harmonise human rights laws across the Continent.
Protect the Pope comment: David Camerons refusal to allow a conscience clause in his same-sex marriage bill unmasks the totalitarian nature of homosecularism. David Cameron, Peter Tatchell and Stonewall will allow us to live by our Catholic faith just so long as were not public servants, employees of commercial companies providing public services or clergy fulfilling a public office such as presiding at a marriage. Ultimately, homosecularists will not tolerate any objections to homosexuality because they equate those who have conscientious objections to same-sex marriage with slavers and apartheid racists.
More like buggered..
Barry Goldwater was right.
The reason the Sodomites roll along to victory after victory being that the normal has not the moral strength to effectively resist.
Give’m service. Just horrible service so they never return.
Every business owner should be guaranteed the right to refuse business to anyone. Why the government is so focused on granting special privileges to homos is beyond me...wait a sec...we have a gay president...doh
This crosses the line into slavery, at least to the extent that the government and not just the employer is demanding that the offensive and immoral service be provided. Those who are being compelled to do a specific job against their God-given freedom of religion and against their will (and in hard times, this qualifies as compulsion) are entitled to resist “by any means necessary” - if it’s acceptable for a socialist to use that phrase, it should be acceptable from a free man too. If it’s the employer alone demanding that the employee obey or be fired, I’m okay with that - and I would boycott that employer forever.
It gets more like the Biblical Sodom all of the time.
When Sodomites came to Lot and insisted he send the Angels out to be buggered.
1984 is here. You will comply. We will educated your children. You will attend our fake weddings.
It’s enough to make you puke, and make no mistake. This is exactly what they have planned for this county.
And what of pastors who refuse?
Pray for America to Wake Up
Pray for America to Wake Up
I had to give the pastor of my Evangelical protestant church my "dear John" letter a few weeks ago because he was so soft on and reluctant to condemn homosexuality. I have no tolerance any more for such sniveling cowardice.
I wish a few million more people would find the courage to do what you did. The squishes would be unemployed.