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Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Modern Martyr

That the Barons should never be tried except by a special jury of other Barons who would understand.
1066 And All That on the provisions of Magna Carta


Another lunatic has taken his employers to court for being unwilling to re-write his contract in accordance with the whims of his daddy in the sky, and has now gone squealing to the Court of Appeal. The "devout Christian" (he is not, you will note, a militant Christian) was working as a relationship counsellor, but felt that certain types of relationship were not worthy of his guidance. His employers, Relate Avon, fired him; an employment tribunal upheld their decision; and now the Court of Appeal is being threatened with civil unrest and lectured by Lord Carey, who recommends that only judges with a "proven sensitivity and understanding of religious issues" should be permitted to adjudicate on whether Christians have a legal obligation to abide by the legal terms of their employment. Also, "the fact that senior clerics of the Church of England and other faiths feel compelled to intervene directly in judicial decisions and cases is illuminative of a future civil unrest", rather than illuminative of anything peculiar about senior clerics in the Church of England and other faiths. And another thing: it is "but a short step from the dismissal of a sincere Christian from employment to a religious bar to any employment by Christians", much as it is but a short step from allowing priests to marry to allowing homosexuality to allowing polygamy, paedophilia, bestiality, Richard Dawkins and who knows what all. What a very precarious existence it is, morally and otherwise, when one's church is assured of representation in the country's highest legislative body and one's soul is safe for eternity.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:38 am , Blogger Giovanni said...

    And another thing: it is "but a short step from the dismissal of a sincere Christian from employment to a religious bar to any employment by Christians"

    If only.

     

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