Islam 2 Christianity Nil
Under a law designed to bar religious discrimination, it is now perfectly legal to discriminate against someone's beliefs so long as these are based on religion – eg Christianity (but not of course Islam)"Under a law designed to bar religious discrimination, it is now perfectly legal to discriminate against someone's beliefs so long as these are based on religion - eg Christianity (but not of course Islam)" Telegraph columnist Christopher Booker
The case I am referring to is the dismissal of Gary McFarlane, an evangelical Christian who lost his job as a counsellor at Relate, because he refused to give "sex therapy lessons" to gay couples because it was against his Christian principles.
Now perhaps I can ask whether there are any Islamic Relate counsellors, and whether there is any evidence that an Islamic counsellor has refused to give sex therapy lessons to a gay couple, and whether if so this is or were the case, would he or she be sacked for refusing.
Secondly, the ruling last year that Climate change evangelist Tim Nicholson's "philosophical belief" in man-made global warming was on a par with religious belief and must therefore be given legal protection under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, issued under the 1972 European Communities Act to implement EC directive 2000/78......Is questionable as to whether he would be unfairly sacked if he refused to give therapy in a position of say a climate counsellor, to people who fundamentally disagreed with his views. Or perhaps refused to carry out a reasonable instruction of his employer who happened to think that man-made climate change was a complete load of nonsense, and the instruction ran against his 'beliefs'.
But sticking with Islam here, why is it acceptable for a nurse to not wash and bare her arms as a nurse, because she happens to find this to be unacceptable because of her Islamic beliefs. Yet a Christian who put the lives of patients in danger as a result of her refusal to adhere to the requirements of basic personal hygiene, would be dismissed.
If anyone needs evidence that the law is complete ass, and that it is also intentionally being used to discriminate against Christians, then this is it.