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Crusaders spreading gay fear

by Harley Dennett

Gay people aren’t very popular among those demanding more freedom of religion in a federal inquiry currently underway. The Human Rights Commission’s freedom of religion and belief inquiry extended the timeframe for new submissions until the end of this month, but so far conservative Christians have made more contributions than every other religion or perspective combined. The Commission released more early submissions for public comment this month. Each of the several dozen criticised vilification laws and any potential charter of rights, or specifically attacked gay rights as an incursion into their freedom of religion.

“At present Christian schools and church-run welfare agencies have exemption from anti-discrimination legislation, and this needs to continue. They should not be forced by law to employ promiscuous individuals, believers in witchcraft, or practising homosexuals,” wrote one public contributor, Jillian Wehr.

Read the original article at: Sydney Star Observer

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