Thinking Anglicans on Lord Carey’s special courts for Christians
The blog Thinking Anglicans has a round-up of coverage and responses to Lord Carey’s call over the weekend for religious discrimination cases to be presided over by special panels, because obviously the judges (often Christian!) who keep deciding against them are biased and prejudiced etc etc.
There are some interesting comments, presumably from a largely Christian readership, below the coverage:
Why does it always boil down to GLBT people? Even if you concede – which I vehemently don’t – arguments about the biblical inappropriateness of same-sex intimate relationships, no Lord Spiritual ever gets his miter a-kilter over usurers, over those who covet and steal that which is not theirs, over other violators of various biblical injunctions.
A sex therapist fired for not willing to counsel gay couples. A civil servant fired or moved for not wanting to fulfill her registrar duties when it comes to civil partnerships. And, for this, Lord Carey thinks the barbarians are at the gates, and the End of Civilization cometh? If the therapist had refused to counsel an Asian couple and been fired, no one would take notice. If the civil servant had been fired for refusing to marry inter-racial couples, Lord Carey would be unmoved.