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Faith groups warned they 'must abide by laws' - Home News - UK - The Independent
Christians who think they should be exempt from equality legislation are like Muslims trying to impose sharia law on Britain, the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said.

Trevor Phillips said faith groups that provide a public service must abide by the law.

Speaking at a debate in London on diverse societies last Wednesday, Mr Phillips singled out Christian adoption agencies that fought legal battles against rules requiring them to treat gay and straight people equally.

"You can't say because we decide we're different then we need a different set of laws," he said.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 17th, 2012 at 02:01:24 PM EST
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These agencies need to call up the U.S. Air Force Academy to get pointers on how to evangelize effectively.

Although the AFA methods may now be backfiring on them, as the Academy is in the news again today because the evangelical Christians who run the place got caught lying to the college accreditation board about the qualifications of their instructors...

An Air Force Inspector General's investigation has found that two top Air Force Academy officials were negligent in statements they made about the academic credentials of military faculty at the Academy...were both found to be negligent in making absolute statements to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools... The commission is a higher education accrediting body.

The complaint that triggered the investigation alleges that about 60 percent of academy cadets who took introductory calculus classes between 1996 and 2006 were taught by instructors who did not have master's degrees in mathematics, statistics or mathematics education.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/02/air-force-academy-officials-negligent-on-faculty-remarks-0 21712/

The whistle-blower in this case is a (qualified) professor who was kicked out of the Academy for not cooperating with the Christian curriculum and who then went crying to the local troublemakers who are trying to bring the AFA into compliance with legal requirements.

It has come to our attention that, contrary to the sworn testimony of Brig. General Born, she directed, in writing, at least one subordinate, Col. Thomas A. Drohan, Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Military Strategic Studies, to conduct a counterinsurgency campaign against MRFF [Military Religious Freedom Foundation] and presumably, MRFF clients at the USAFA. We understand that at the direction of Brig. General Born, Col. Drohan's mid-term performance appraisal specified that he was to conduct a "COIN" against MRFF and its clients. In this context "COIN" is shorthand reference to counterinsurgency.

http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2012/02/02/academy-accused-of-targeting-religious-group

Locally, it is turning into an "officers versus enlisted" argument and an "Army versus Air Force" argument. We've got lots of people in all four camps, plus even a few people (you can count them on the fingers of one hand) who were never in the military.

by asdf on Fri Feb 17th, 2012 at 09:42:36 PM EST
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