Bishop of Winchester: legal system discriminates against Christians

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/8225991/Bishop-of-Winchester-legal-system-discriminates-against-Christians.html
    It's a long article, so I won't quote the whole thing. I
    In the increasingly secular Europe, are Christians and other religious groups being dealt with unfairly? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Frankly he can cry all he wants.

    Religion is treated perfectly fairly. In a more secular society, maybe they have to change what they offer.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Exactly. They're complaining about nothing. The problem is of their own making.
     
  4. takao macrumors 68040

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    just today in the newspaper was an interview with an austrian theological sociology professor regarding the current crisis of religions of not having answers to todays problems just having concluding a study from 1970 to 2010

    currently in austria while 52% stated that belive in god was important to them only around 24% declared that religion was important to them: a clear gap right there.... but here is the big 'but': for teenagers the number is 3%

    mostly the interview was about the current high numbers of people leaving the cath. church in austria (highest numbers since 70 years) and the numbers of people leaving the evangelic churches is relativly speaking even worse
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The church is supposed to be a centre of the community. If you go and banish a whole bunch of members of the community (women and gays for example) you can't exactly expect to continue your role as a figure in the community.
     
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    I have to agree. It's just crazy that they don't recognize that they've done this to themselves.
     
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    Why are there no Left Reverends??

    Is the Church made up of all Republicans?
     
  8. Sam Yikin macrumors regular

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    This is in the UK.
    As for why right-wing views include relgious ideas, I have no idea. I've never really understood the connection between free market/small government and religious (social) issues, except from a historical/political standpoint.
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    You only need to read down to the article's second paragraph to see just how much the Bishop's argument is based on a shaky foundation. Christians are being prevented under UK law from discriminating against minorities. That's all there is to it.
     
  10. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Looks like the faith community is yet again following rather than leading when it comes to moral issues in society.

    It wasn't the church that pushed for universal sufferage.

    It wasn't the church that led the civil rights movement.

    And now we have the church protesting against the rights of LBGT citizens.

    The annoying thing is that when the church actually catches up in a few year's time, they'll happily tell everyone how "morality is rooted in faith" and pretend that we somehow have them to thank for these victories.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    The "Church" is all about the status quo.

    Anything else represents a potential erosion of their control, and therefore a decline in their membership.

    As is usual, in other more criminal endeavours, "follow the money".
     
  12. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    This guy is blind. The law isn't discriminating against you, you're discriminating against gays. You are the problem.
     

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