Help needed to support social justice for atheists in Australia

Hi,

 

An Atheist contact of mine has recently written an article for Online Opinion.

 

It is about the battle of the right of religious employers to discriminate on religious grounds when employing people in Victoria, Australia.

 

“In 2010 the Labor government of Victoria instigated legislation to prevent religious institutions from discriminating against employees on religious grounds where those employees were not employed to perform religious duties. The new Liberal state government plans to take these laws out before they are enacted.”

 

To see full article and comments please see:

 

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11638&page=1

Please can you visit the site – we are in need of more thoughtful, supportive and educational posts regarding social justice for Atheists.

 

There has been lots of nasty bigotry that started the comment thread – such as this:

 

“Well.. we didn't have to look far to see why this Author is seething with Anti Christian hatred, fear and odious loathing.

"Danny Stevens.. Member of the Greens"!

//FIRST they claim the right not to be criticised as being a right to religious freedom. There is no such right. Blasphemy laws suppress the right to free speech. If a faith cannot stand up to criticism it is not a strong faith.//

WHO claims that right? It's not the Christians ..it's the MUSLIMS!

//SECONDLY they claim the right to be appart and not to have to encounter other faiths and so on.//

What-the? Greens policy

http://greens.org.au/policies/human-rights-democracy/international-...

Greens believe that: #4 ALL peoples have the right to self-determination.

OR...... do they now?

//THIRDLY they claim a right to withold employment or service from those that do not pass religious orthodoxy tests, or moral tests.//

and you better believe it! We absolutely and unashamedly and UNcompromisingly defend the absolute RIGHT to maintain and practice our Faith free from state or GREEN interference!
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/cohrara2006433/s1... Victorian Charter of Rights.. section 14

(1) Every person has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and
belief, including-

(a) the freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his or her choice; and
(b) the freedom to demonstrate his or her religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching, either individually or as part of a community, in public or in private.

Note "as part of a community"

Sorry Danny, your loathesome attack on and hatred of Christians and your Christaphobia are not even thinly disguised.

Posted by ALGOREisRICH, Friday, 18 February 2011 11:40:06 AM”

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