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A small victory for common sense

29 April, 2010

BBC News reports that the UK High Court has disallowed a man the right to challenge his sacking for refusing to give sex therapy to gay couples. He had claimed that his Christian beliefs did not allow him to deal with gay couples.

However, Lord Justice Laws said legislation for the protection of views held purely on religious grounds cannot be justified. He said it was irrational and “also divisive, capricious and arbitrary”.

Are we finally beginning to understand that so-called ‘religious beliefs’ are just that: beliefs and opinions?  

They can’t be used as a kind of trump card to allow us to stay outside laws that apply to the rest of society.

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