in Australia, Fears about adding the word ‘‘religion’’ to the list of vilification offences

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Anglican Bishop Stuart Robinson fears changes to the ACT Discrimination Act could lead to religious disputes ending up in court and increase tension between faiths.

The head of the Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese has also criticised the ACT government for not consulting religious leaders about the proposed changes, which will make religious vilification in the territory illegal....

Bishop Robinson said he supported improving basic human rights, especially the freedom to choose and practise a religion. But he said open societies also gave citizens the right to disagree on religious beliefs and practices.

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Posted August 16, 2012 at 5:40 am

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1. MichaelA wrote:

Glad to see the Archbishop is raising this point.  The local government of Canberra tends towards the “loony left” side of the spectrum.  It needs to be publicly confronted.

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