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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

How religion trumps employment rights

If you still doubt the hold religion has on life in the UK, read this report from the think tank Ekklesia.

It shows how teachers in “faith” schools have fewer rights than teachers in other schools, and even than those who work in religious charities.

There are moves afoot to try to redress this, but why is it there in the first place? Because lunatic governments have tolerated religious discrimination, and are not really that interested in removing it, because to upset the Deluded Herd might just equate with losing votes, and politicians are mostly grubby disreputable people (with notable exceptions, no doubt) who cannot be trusted.

“Whereas almost all other employers have to show that discrimination is an ‘occupational requirement’ of a particular post,” says Ekklesia, “faith schools can impose a blanket requirement that all teachers be co-religionists, or that believers are ‘preferred’.”
See alsoReligious tossers afraid of fairness for schoolkids

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