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And where do fundies get off telling us that our children have to pray in public school?
5/26/2009 7:48:29 PM
One of the side effects of having an official state church. I bet that "separation of church and state" nonsense you all have been bitching about is starting to look real good about now.
5/26/2009 7:59:33 PM
Other than the same old gay=pedo BS he's spouting, he does have a point. The feds don't have the right to tell the any place of worship, or any place at all who to hire.
5/26/2009 8:14:46 PM
@corey: Actually, insofar as the government has an interest in ensuring the well-being of its whole citizenry, it has the right to tell employers not to discriminate on bases that are unrelated to job performance. So while being a quadriplegic might close construction jobs to you, being gay/black/female shouldn't close any jobs for which you are otherwise qualified to you.
5/26/2009 8:20:41 PM
Not just gay youth workers... but gay AND homosexual youth workers!
5/26/2009 8:25:13 PM
Because Equal Opportunity Employment applies to churches, as churches are employers no different from any other. Beyotch.
5/26/2009 8:30:58 PM
>gay and homosexual
That's a little redundant and repetitive.
5/26/2009 8:38:50 PM
Well, the government already says that churches have to accept workers of other religions, so I can't imagine that sits all that well with the fundamentalists....
5/26/2009 8:46:38 PM
Alright, fine, you don't have to accept homosexual youth workers, but in exchange you don't get to vote for laws in the country based on religious basis.
Thanks for giving us gay marriage.
5/26/2009 8:58:20 PM
Anti-discriminatory laws? Ultimately, the Constitution?
Oh, and fuck that silly sin and pedophilia shit!
5/26/2009 8:59:24 PM
You have a problem with government interfering with the church but you probably have no problem with religious fanatics getting laws passed that affect minority groups. Fuck you on the double!
5/26/2009 9:03:01 PM
I think the bigger pedophilia threat is your pastors, not the random gay youth worker who wants nothing more than to help the community.
5/26/2009 9:21:07 PM
TRANSLATION : "Help! We're being persecuted because we're told it's wrong to discriminate and persecute others!"
5/26/2009 9:53:20 PM
5/26/2009 10:33:43 PM
Discriminating against people for something that is out of their control -- sexual orientation, disability, hair color, race -- is illegal, and churches ought to be held to the same standards as every other place of business.
Oh, and for the gazillionth time -- HOMOSEXUALITY =/= PEDOPHILIA!
5/26/2009 10:44:17 PM
Yeah like there's no pedophilia in churches already.
5/26/2009 11:06:25 PM
ausador <<< wrote this but forgot to post his name the silly twit. ;)
accept gay and homosexual youth workers
Hey, that reminds of this picture I saw once...
5/26/2009 11:49:05 PM
I was actually agreeing until the second sentence. Christina - why sully a good point with such a moronic statement, you idiot.
5/27/2009 12:10:15 AM
Face, meet palm.
5/27/2009 1:04:56 AM
@Trillian: What the fundies are omitting (as usual) is the little fact that the churches affected by this law are enjoying the official support of the British government.
If the Church of England wants to be he official state church of England and continue to leech on society, then it should better learn to swallow whatever the government puts on its platter.
5/27/2009 1:12:17 AM
Have they told you there's a compulsory quota of gay workers you have to employ? No, they haven't. They've told you that you can't discriminate on the grounds of sexuality.
5/27/2009 3:47:56 AM
No matter how many times I see someone equate homosexuality with pedophilia, it will ALWAYS make me think of David Sedaris' story "Chicken In The Henhouse" from Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim.
5/27/2009 4:00:55 AM
Where does ANY church get off telling the government(ANY government) that they MUST be bigots?????????? This is looking for trouble not just violatees the separation of church and state but it increases the chances of a holy war as well!!!
5/27/2009 4:11:12 AM
Rat of Steel
*pffft* Start prosecuting all the pedophiles already existing among your own stinking clergy to the fullest extent of man's law, instead of shuffling them around between churches while playing Three Wise Monkeys (y'know, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil). Then, and ONLY THEN, will you have any room to talk about possible pedophiles intruding from elsewhere.
5/27/2009 4:51:01 AM
I am pretty sure this doesn't happen. Churches are allowed to discriminate based on religion while hiring. Also churches seem to be very capable of hiring pedophiles with out any government intervention. So in summary, bitch stop lying.
5/27/2009 4:53:43 AM
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