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Chauffeurs,florists, photographers and ... will be sacked if they object to same-sex marriage
Protect the Pope ^ | 6/20/2013 | Deacon Nick Donnelly

Posted on 06/21/2013 1:53:42 AM PDT by markomalley

David Cameron’s 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 won’t 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 people’s 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 can’t penalise organisations who disagree with same-sex marriage. So far, the Government won’t give way.’

In contrast to David Cameron’s 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 Cameron’s 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 we’re 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.

http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/2013/06/20/same-sex-marriage-bill-the-government-is-blocking-protections/

http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/news/latest-news/council-of-europe-adopts-new-principle-offering-protection-to-harassed-christians


TOPICS: Catholic; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; romney; romneyagenda; romneymarriage; romneymarriage4all
Full title: Chauffeurs,florists, photographers and cake makers will be sacked if they object to same-sex marriage
1 posted on 06/21/2013 1:53:42 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

More like buggered..


2 posted on 06/21/2013 2:01:03 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: markomalley

Barry Goldwater was right.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 2:30:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley
They could stop the gaystople, but people vote for those who shove it up their collectives,
and are allowing the tyranny to move forward. They know where this leads.
4 posted on 06/21/2013 2:32:15 AM PDT by MaxMax (I'f you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: MaxMax

The reason the Sodomites roll along to victory after victory being that the normal has not the moral strength to effectively resist.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 3:08:45 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Give’m service. Just horrible service so they never return.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 3:28:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

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


7 posted on 06/21/2013 3:31:30 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: markomalley

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.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 3:44:48 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley

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.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 4:06:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

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.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 4:37:49 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

And what of pastors who refuse?

Pray for America to Wake Up


11 posted on 06/21/2013 5:06:16 AM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: bray
And what of pastors who refuse?

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.

12 posted on 06/21/2013 7:32:33 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I wish a few million more people would find the courage to do what you did. The squishes would be unemployed.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 6:55:03 PM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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