LONDON, May 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – British churches will be forced to accept practicing homosexuals or “transsexuals” in positions as youth workers and similar roles, under upcoming equality legislation, the government has said. The Labour government’s Equality Bill will prohibit churches from refusing to hire active homosexuals even if their religion holds such behavior to be sinful, said deputy equalities minister Maria Eagle. The legislation is due to come into force next year, and churches fear that it will force them to act against their religious convictions in a broad range of areas. Eagle indicated at a conference called “Faith, Homophobia, Transphobia, & Human Rights” in London, that the legislation “will cover almost all church employees.” “The circumstances in which religious institutions can practice anything less than full equality are few and far between,” she told delegates. “While the state would not intervene in narrowly ritual or doctrinal matters within faith groups, these communities cannot claim that everything they run is outside the scope of anti-discrimination law. “Members of faith groups have a role in making the argument in their own communities for greater LGBT acceptance, but in the meantime the state has a duty to protect people from unfair treatment.” The bill allows a religious exemption for roles deemed to be “for the purposes of an organised religion” but restricts this definition to those who conduct liturgical celebrations or spend their time teaching doctrine. The Daily Telegraph quoted Neil Addison, a Roman Catholic barrister and expert on religious discrimination law, who said that the bill will leave churches powerless to defend the fabric of their organization. “This is a threat to religious identity. What we are losing is the right for organizations to make free choices,” he said Equality commissioners include the homosexual lobbyist, Ben Summerskill, the head of the leading British homosexualist activist group Stonewall. Summerskill has called for churches to be forced to employ homosexuals and for the police to stop Christians who were peacefully protesting against ‘gay rights’ laws outside Parliament. Tony Grew, a homosexualist activist and the former editor of PinkNews.co.uk, wrote recently that the Equality Bill will “entrench gay rights in all aspects of public life.” Grew wrote on PinkNews that the bill will open unprecedented opportunities for homosexuals. The bill, he said will cover central government departments, local authorities, education bodies, NHS bodies and the police service, plus a wide range of other public and private bodies, including churches and church-run institutions. It will impose the “Equality Duty” on all organizations providing public services, he said, such as residential care homes that “would have to consider the needs of same-sex couples.”
It’s very sad that the Catholic Church in Britain (and soon to be the whole Western world) will have to go underground to be true to its faith. Many of us have been sounding the alarm bell for years, but people just wouldn’t listen or get involved.
We did our best, but it wasn’t good enough.
I don’t care so much for myself. Being 40, my life is half over, if I’m lucky. It’s my kids and my grandchildren that I fear for. They’ll have to practice their faith in secret, like fugitives and outcasts from society. Because they will not bend the knee to the Gay god and accept the homosexual dogma, they will be punished for not adhering to the State religion. The Sexual Jihadists will be marching around the country kicking down doors and terrorizing people of faith with their “gay rights” laws. They’ll even setup their secret gay police and hire informants to ensure churches are following the new sexual guideliness mandated by the government. Kinda like what happened in the old Soviet and Nazi days. (I wonder if this law will be strictly applied to the Mosques as well. This, I have to see.)
Freedom of association is dead in Britain. If you are a Christian, you will not be able to associate publicly with other Christians in any sort of organized way without accepting the gay passport to do so. The next step will be to expand the inquisition and imposition from Church building to individual Christian homes. After all, why should they stop at Churches, when they know where influential Christians live?
The sexual liberation of the 60s has turned into the sexual tyranny of the twenty-first century. And the really pathetic part of it is that most Christians are still asleep. Where have our leaders been — the bishops and other Christian leaders?
Please. Don’t get me started. They’ve either been asleep, on drugs, or in the tank for the Lobby.
And as for the parents who still have no idea of what is about to befall them, they will find out soon enough at their kids’ future Sunday School class. The teacher is going to be teaching them about how great it is to have two moms, and that a father is really not necessary in the end. But then it will be too late. On reflection, it’s not difficult to understand how feminism paved the road for the homosexual take-over. Demote the father and reduce his role to being a mere option among many.
You can think about this while you are waiting for the knock at the door and your arrest.
Conducting unlawful religious activities without permission of the Sexual Secretariat.