Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Christianity Is No Excuse - ECHR

European Court of Human Rights refuses to hear appeals in three ‘Christian persecution’ cases » British Humanist Association:

Congratulations to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on confirming that even Christians can't deny basic human rights to others, at least in signatory countries to the European Human Rights Convention (EHRC). This will no doubt come as a great shock to many of them who still take for granted their former privileged place in Western society and who still assume their 'faith' gives them the right to persecute and oppress those with whom they disagree.

It get really Byzantine, so bear with me:

The (refused) appeal was by three Christians who lost their original case in the ECHR when they claimed it infringed their human rights to deny them the right to deny services to others on the grounds that they are Christians. They have previously claimed for unfair dismissal when they were sacked for refusing to treat people equally in the provision of services, and had lost in the English Courts. Britons have the right to take their case to the ECHR if they feel their human rights, as outlined in the EHRC, have been infringed. The ECHR is the final court of appeal for signatory countries.

This refusal effectively brings the case to a close and confirms the strong movement away from deference to religions and towards the principle that religion is no longer the excuse for anti-social behaviour, victimisation and bullying that is was in times gone by.

All Things Bright And Beautiful

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them high and lowly,
And ordered their estate.

Anglican Hymn
Stand by for more whinging and claims of persecution from people like former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey from his unelected, privileged position as a member of the UK Parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords.

It is rulings like this, which are extending human rights throughout much of Europe, which is infuriating the political right in Britain, led by the racist, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynistic UKIP and the 'swivel-eyed loons' in the Conservative Party who are interchangeable with UKIP, who see Christian supremacy, social stratification, and denial of basic human rights to the lower orders and minorities as right and proper, and their God-given birthright.





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2 comments :

  1. Bravo to the European courts for upholding the basic tenants of any civilized society. Its about time these so called Christians who believe in good will to start accepting that they are bigots in certain aspects of their lives if they do things like deny service.

    And why the Archbishop of Canterbury is a Lord in the house of Parliment is beyond me...actually for that matter all the Lords. But that is another matter altogether.

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  2. That's some great pretzel logic there. I hope their lawyer got paid well.

    You're mistreating me if you don't let me mistreat others...

    Fortunately, it didn't work this time.

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