Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Even Optimus facepalms at the stupidity

Oddly relating to the last entry, the Telegraph (that’s a British newspaper, so American readers will have to cope with the -our suffixes. Oh, suck it up!) is reporting on Christians who feel like they are being discriminated against … mostly when they are trying to discriminate against other people. Irony sense … tingling!

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The Herald-Sun (yes, I know it is a terrible paper with a reading age of about eight but that is another matter) and The Australian (alright, that isn’t a good paper either) are reporting that religious based charities will be allowed to discriminate against homosexual couples who seek to adopt children. This sort of thing is something that tends to annoy me no end; on one hand charities say they are there to help one and all … but not those people over there, they’re not like us so can go elsewhere. It is pretty standard this days that you can discriminate on the basis of gender, religious beliefs, nationality and (shock! Horror!) sexual preference.

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Wizardry. As defined by a dictionary; “the art, skill, or accomplishments of a wizard”. So to practice wizardry, you really have to be a Wizard. Mildly interesting but not at all surprising. What is surprising how incredibly backward, ignorant and generally daft the administrators of a Pasco County (that’s in Florida) school appear to be. They’ve kicked out a substitute teacher on the grounds that he practiced ‘wizardry’.

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I don’t often do this but I am going to simply link to another story I found, simply because this one seems to be well researched and written. Why am I linking to it? Certain organisations, such as the Discovery Institute and the makers of Expelled, would like to have you believe that there is widespread academic discrimination against Creationists and ID Proponents. Well, they have yet to produce even one case that stands up to any sort of scrutiny but what about the other side of the coin? This story, labelled Creation, Power and Violence, lists a number of people who have clearly been discriminated against in form or another simply for teaching actual science. I wonder if all those supposedly Intelligent Design proponents can defend these, hm?

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