Anti-Discrimination “Equality” Law Exemptions Do Not Lead to Fairness for All: An International Perspective

Apr 3, 2019 by

by Paul Coleman, Public Discourse: Although exemptions are often billed as a compromise, the evidence suggests that they will never be enough to satisfy those who think religious believers are discriminating and getting away with it. The “compromise” soon becomes a zero-sum game with only one winner. In recent years, almost all Western nations have adopted anti-discrimination equality legislation. At first glance, this seems like a good idea. After all, who could be against equality? As the...

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Yale Law School Yanks Stipends From Students Who Work For Christian Firms

Apr 2, 2019 by

by Aaron Haviland, The Federalist: Yale has found a roundabout way to blacklist legal and nonprofit organizations that don’t adhere to Yale’s understanding of gender identity. Several weeks ago, I wrote about the challenges of being a Christian and a conservative at Yale Law School. A few days ago, the law school decided to double down and prove my point. After the Yale Federalist Society invited an attorney from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a prominent Christian legal group, to...

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White heterosexual males face discrimination everywhere, man says after winning employment tribunal

Feb 24, 2019 by

by Colin Drury, Independent: A potential police recruit who was rejected from a force because he is white, male and heterosexual has said he believes many other men may have been similarly discriminated against. An employment tribunal found Cheshire Police was guilty of discrimination against Matthew Furlong on the grounds of sexual orientation, race and sex after his application to join was unsuccessful. The 25-year-old particle physics graduate – who applied to be a constable in 2017 –...

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Religious Freedom as Freedom to Discriminate?

Aug 10, 2018 by

by  Michael F Bird, Public Discourse: Removing religious exemptions will not promote tolerance or inclusiveness. It will forcibly strip religious organizations of their ability to operate as religious organizations. Houses of worship and religious organizations need the freedom to undertake their religious mission as it relates to worship, education, and other charitable activities. The ideal way to ensure such freedom is with a robust account of religious freedom that respects the religious...

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Christian Conservatives Warn of ‘Dangerous’ Hate After Trump Press Secretary Booted From Restaurant

Jun 26, 2018 by

by Brendan Showalter, Christian Post: The decision of a restaurant to boot President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Sanders from its premises has elicited responses from Christian leaders, writers, and pundits who warn this will only yield further discord and violence. Sanders posted on her Twitter page Saturday that the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia had asked her to leave the night before due to her affiliation with the president of the United States. President Trump also weighed...

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Two kinds of discrimination

Jun 24, 2018 by

by Andrew Lilico, Conservative Home: Contrast the following two questions: “Should I sell an alcoholic a newspaper?” “Should I sell an alcoholic a bottle of whisky?” In the first case, the moral question turns on issues such as whether it is appropriate for me to express my disapproval of this individual’s lifestyle, or signal to that individual that she needs to seek help, by refusing to trade with her in the way I might trade with others.  The second case is importantly different.  In that...

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