We do NOT approve!
According to a government review agency in Australia, religious groups in New South Wales will be allowed to maintain their anti-gay discrimination policies even if they receive taxpayer dollars.
Here's what a report by the NSW Administrative Tribunal said about the ruling:
The ruling, made in the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal, has been hailed by the Catholic Church but has outraged civil libertarians, who are demanding religions no longer be exempt from anti-discrimination laws if they receive public money. The Council of Civil Liberties suggested more children might end up in orphanages because church-based service providers could now knock back couples who did not conform to their beliefs. … Cardinal George Pell welcomed the decision and said churches must be able to choose who they wanted to use in the provision of services.
And here's what a spokesman had to say about it:
"From the liberal point of view, there will be parts of the church that will be disappointed with this decision. Generally though, the more conservative side of the church will be happy with the decision."
This is awful! Do U really want to be associated with this, New South Wales?
Think about it.
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