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Australia to keep anti-gay discrimination to protect ‘freedom’ of religious groups

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  1. Religion – the festering boil on the backside of humanity. Refuge of the power hungry and greedy, and solace to the stupid and scared.

    Nothing but contempt.

  2. Somewhere else not to spend my pink £ at. This really stinks. For all of its faults the UK seems like a pretty ok place to be right now.

    1. You are right Michael. We live in a hell-hole down here with ‘that piece of work’ the ginger troll in charge of everything. (Not only gay, but just about everyone else). Soon we’ll have to get the government’s permission to have a pee. The quicker and sooner she’s gone the better, but with all the money (she doesn’t have) she’s giving away to dysfunctional voters, she just might be around for another term. I hope not!

      1. I’m really sorry to hear that. There’s room for you here. Good luck.

  3. Robert (Kettering) 15 Jan 2013, 6:49pm

    God that woman is a real bigot and homophobe. It amazes me that the Labour Party hasn’t got rid of her?!

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Jan 2013, 6:55pm

    Now how would she like it if there were a call to allow atheists and heteros living in sin to be discriminated against?

    1. In many respects it is. If some catholic freak decided that a person who is co-habiting is a ‘sinner’ they can sack them, same going for not believing in the sky-psycho, that is if the letter of that promise is kept to.

  5. Were will it stop ?

    How about allowing empliyers to discriminate based on a persons sex ?
    Seems perfectly reasonably to do that if your allowed to ban on the basis of sexual orientation …..

    Wonder hiw hypercritail it seems that a WOMAN in a traditionally MALE role is apparantly allowing this to continue.

    Why not go the full hog and segragate natives from european settlers………ow y

    1. I was being ironic in case noone got that …….

      1. I think we all did, but you can never be absolutely sure.

    2. “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” (I Tim.2:12)

      “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.” (I Tim. 2:11)

      “Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” (I Cor.11:9)

      Sinner!

  6. In my church we reserve the right not to employ gingers.

    So sod off.

    1. Or left-handed people, Left handed = “sinister”. They’re only a step away!

  7. It is sad to see the government permit this ‘vetting’ of employees to disallow employment to gay people and allow the paedophiles in the church sanctity.
    Government has no place in the bedroom of the nation. The day will come…

  8. If true, then this is appalling. Religion is the source of so much (all?) anti-gay prejudice. For this reason, the law needs to help strike the appropriate balance between religious belief and what is acceptable public behaviour in civil society, not create hierarchies of equality. By the way, are these religious groups given tax payers money for any of their work? If so, do they realise they are accepting funding from LGBT people? What do they think about that?

  9. I don’t know this woman’s circumstances but I assume she is either married or a celibate single? Anything other arrangement and she is “sinning” and a hypocrite.

    1. “any other” that should be:-(

    2. EDward Teddy 15 Jan 2013, 9:01pm

      She is unmarried and living with her hairdresser boyfriend in the Prime Minister’s official residence. Do I hear hypocrite?

      1. Yes, she is guilty of fornication. Haven’t her religious friends pointed that out to her, given that they are so worked up about the private lives of others? Of course they may be celibate? Maybe she has taken a vow of chastity while she is unmarried, you know like gay clergy are supposed to do.

  10. So if a religious organisation gets to decide who a ‘sinner’ is, then the LGBT community should create a ‘gay’ religion, and designate the sky-psycho’s followers as sinners.

  11. wicked world we live in -Christians my arse they care about no one but their own people

  12. Edward Teddy 15 Jan 2013, 8:57pm

    So I hope the religious organisations will also discriminate against Gillard for living in sin

    1. Religious organisations don’t mind her ‘living in sin’ although she is a confessed atheist (nothing wrong with that), but all religions get valuable government handouts, pay no taxes, and pontificate about everything and nothing, because the sky-fairy told them to, and boy are they hungry for all the perks they can get. The ginger turkey is a bigoted disgrace to humanity.

  13. EDward Teddy 15 Jan 2013, 8:59pm

    I hope non religious organisations will also be able to discriminate against Catholics for being bigots and homophobes.

  14. Bill Cameron 15 Jan 2013, 9:02pm

    “The far side of the world” indeed. A very backward place socially – the current PM, Gillard, is playing to the same kind of prejudices as Howard did.

  15. Post this around the internet

    LGBTpoms@BoycottAustralia

  16. It is ironic that the church protects paedophile clergy who have gay relationships with children but seeks to vilify adults in gay relationships or orientation.

  17. That There Other David 15 Jan 2013, 10:37pm

    I hope in the near future she gets to see a future Aussie government reverse every single piece of legislation she has championed without exception, so that the country she calls home turns into something that she can’t abide.

    Hopefully we won’t have to wait long, and Wales should most definitely not allow her back in.

    1. Oh, if only that would come to pass! But don’t hold your breath as she is about to deal out millions of $$$s the government does not have, to buy more dysfunctional votes come election time in November 2013.

    2. In the near future, Australia will be governed by Tony Abbott and his crew, who make Julia Gillard look like Harvey Milk by comparison. As terrible as Gillard is on gay rights, she’s light years ahead of the alternative.

  18. Shes a hypocrite if why is an atheist like her so defensive of hateful religious groups ? ok she was raised a baptist but that doesnt give her the right to support homophobes.

    (word of warning the folowing words are not my views but pointing out Julias hypocrital stance on LGBT rights)

    If she thinks marriage is so sacred and that she likes to stick up for homophobs, then firstly why is she not married? secondly why is she childless? and why isnt she staying at home cooking in the kitchen taking care of the ever whim of her husband?

    I dont share these views but it seems Julia is defending groups that think like this.

  19. @Robert (Kettering) I don’t know how the hell she got in, I voted for Kevin!!! I loathe her :'(

  20. “and that under her government “marriage will be defined as it is in our current Marriage Act as between a man and a woman”.
    She also said that “we do not want to see the development of ceremonies that mimic marriage ceremonies”.

    It’s high time for Julia Gillard to go. I’m sick and tired of this nasty bitch.

  21. I feel a bit sorry for Australia right now. Every poll shows decent support for marriage equality, and the Labour Party has even nationally endorsed it. Yet the specific people who were voted in to parliament on a centre-left ticket were more socially conservative than a few Australians expected when they voted for them, or so it seems.

    Add on to that the fact that it is entirely possible the horrid Liberals may get a majority at the next election…..and equal marriage could be very very far away. Doesn’t look like Gillard or Abbot will countenance it.

    1. Further proves that these elected people who are supposed to represent the people are actually ignoring what the people are saying!

  22. Answer to this quandry? Outlaw religion. Or Tax it to DEATH.

  23. such a whore!! australia is confusing country! Its evident their origins on old prisoners of england!

  24. A whore who lives in sin, giving rights to religious bigots to discriminate while telling the rest of us that we shouldn’t be bullying online.
    There’s irony for you.

  25. Australia is really facked if the only party that traditionaly was pro gay and anti religion is now anti gay and pro religion

    1. A very good friend of mine in Melbourne, a staunch and lifelong Labor supporter, is aghast that the Conservatives in the UK are so rapidly outstripping Oz when it comes to equal rights. I get emails full of moans at how weirdly it’s all turned out, and how he hates being in a position where he’s obliged to express admiration for Tories, and I can see his point!

  26. this law should have been implemented 18 years ago when the small minor party called the Australian Democrats introduced 2 things back in 1995 (an Anti-Discrimination Bill and a Same-Sex marriage Bill) both in the Senate.

    15 years later we are still waiting for equality in Australia…

    I truly miss the Australian Democrats! We as Aussies desperately need them back in Parliament again!

  27. She’s a hypocrite on multiple levels.

  28. PeterinSydney 16 Jan 2013, 8:32am

    What a total disaster this woman has been for Australian gay people. She has been a total hypocrite in the way she lives and how she denies rights to gay people. Well soon she will be out on her ear. Let’s hope Abbott gets tossed as well.

  29. ‘Religious belief’ is a choice. Being gay is not. Human rights should always have precedence over life choices. Australia is looking increasingly nutty. I note this is more an issue of money and control than any real religious conviction. The sooner religion is assigned to the middle ages from when it came, the better.

  30. Let us then hope that she one day required urgent medical treatment and the only hospital is one run the religious idiots and she is turned away for treatment. After all, she is living in sin as an un-married woman isn’t she?

  31. Oh come on Australia, sort it out.

  32. “Under current laws, faith-based organisations, which includes schools and hospitals, can refuse to employ those they view as sinners”

    That’s bizarre. How often have I heard Christians explain that we are ALL sinners? So why discriminate between ‘sinners’? Could it just possibly be pure prejudice?!

    Would they be allowed to turn away people from certain races? There’s a bit in the bible that can ‘justify’ that. How about the disabled – the bible handily contains a passage to exclude and denigrate them to.

    What vile people they are that want the right o treat other human beings as lesser. Disgusting. And Gillard is equally disgusting for her promise that the hate can continue.

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