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Church of England uses Equality act to hide their compliance with Equality Act

Canterbury Cathedral Every so often, an organisation takes an action which on the surface looks like its a good thing yet at the same time it has a sinister underpinning. Today, that organisation is the Church of England.

It is rare that the church of England and I agree on anything, and usually when we do agree it creeps me out!

It came in the form of the revelations that the Church is recommending that gay civil partners that follow celibacy shall be entitled to be considered for the post of Bishop. One might consider this to be a good sign, ordinarily I would agree. But Something tells me, and it seems my thoughts are similar to others that this is really an attempt by the Church to cover up the internal decision to be more accepting of gay people. By focusing on the government legislation that ensures equal rights for all people regardless of sexual orientation, they come across as being forced by the government to take this step. The result being that the followers of the faith see it as an attack on the believes of the church.

The celibacy requirement for gay bishops, does not apply to straight bishops however.

So the Church is attempting to comply with the Equality Act by having a standard for straight bishops, and a separate standard for Gay bishops. This sounds like a discrimination against gays.

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The Telegraph | Daily Mail

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Its fine to be gay, United Nations Declares Gay Rights Exist

United Nations Gay Pride FlagRepresenting the interests of the lesbean, gay, bisexual and transexual world, in an action which was proposed firstly by South Africa, the United Nations has voted in favour of declaring Universal Human Rights will without any doubt or prejudice shall apply universally to all regardless of their sexual orientation.

It means that the world now legally can be recognizable that discrimination to the LGBT community anywhere in the world is a violation of international law.

Its great news that it has finally became recognized at international level, however it is equally disturbing that the resolution was passed with a 23 to 19 with three absenteeism from voting. Which means in a worst case scenario it passed with a majority of merely one.

Many of the countries in Africa have accused South Africa of siding with the west, it is likely true that they have on this which I for one am glad to say they have the pressure that will be put on the rest of the African continent by facing the pressure of International Law when it comes to Human Rights will hopefully be intense. Over time, I expect the uncivilized lands will come to respect the dignity of human rights and will lead to a world in which people work to the betterment of the human race.

As a result of the resolution, the United Nations has commissioned panels that will look into anti-gay discrimination. It now means that discrimination cases could be taken as far as to the International Court of Justice.

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PinkNews | HeraldNet