Comments: CofE responds to Discrimination Law Review

The Archbishops' Council wants the freedom to Carry on Discriminating

and it is rather like a Carry On film isn't it ?
They need to listen to and heed the ethos of the General Synod debate on gayness recently.

Posted by L Roberts at Friday, 7 September 2007 at 1:19pm BST

L Roberts - if you are right, why has the ABC got such a bunch of bigots on his council??

Posted by NP at Friday, 7 September 2007 at 3:20pm BST

NP
I'm sure you know all this, but others here may not, so permit me...

The Archbishops' Council (note the plural form of the possessive apostrophe) consists largely of persons elected by the General Synod, so the ABC has little control over who they are. And the "appointed members" are selected by a process involving General Synod too.

But in any case it is not "his" council.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Friday, 7 September 2007 at 3:46pm BST

I did not know that - thanks Simon

The point stands, however - we are very unlikely to have such a council made up of the sort of people who, as L Roberts suggests, "want the freedom to Carry on Discriminating"

Perhaps there is more to it ..... maybe it is not about you, L Roberths, but something to do with freedom of conscience / religion / speech???

Posted by NP at Friday, 7 September 2007 at 4:23pm BST

It seems to me that the Archbishops' Council's rejection of Discrimination Law review reduces Lambeth's commmunication on the unfortunate clarities of +Uyo to double-speak.

Posted by Göran Koch-Swahne at Friday, 7 September 2007 at 4:55pm BST

Archbishops' Council: "68. We are also concerned that any provision in respect of harassment on the grounds of religion and belief or sexual orientation should not prevent church schools from continuing to teach in accordance with such a school’s religious ethos."

Johann Hari writing in the Independent: "There is one type of school where homophobic bullying is most severe: faith schools. Pupils there are more than 10 per cent more likely to be subject to anti-gay bullying, and 23 per cent less likely to feel they can tell anyone about their sexuality"

http://comment.independent.co.uk/columnists_a_l/johann_hari/article2934306.ece

Posted by Hugh of Lincoln at Saturday, 8 September 2007 at 12:16am BST

'...Perhaps there is more to it ..... maybe it is not about you, L Roberts, but something to do with freedom of conscience / religion / speech???'

Posted by: NP on Friday, 7 September 2007 at 4:23pm BST

"Carry-on commenting!"

SO glad you support freedom of speech & religion; and civil rights for all my Friend ! ; -)

Posted by L Roberts at Saturday, 8 September 2007 at 2:20pm BST

How noble of the Church to call for their exclusive right to discriminate. What a great way of winning support of the bigoted - who appear to be just about the only ones bothered with the church these days...

Posted by Merseymike at Sunday, 9 September 2007 at 7:23pm BST
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