(Worthy News) - Christian churches in Australia are calling for a Religious Freedom Act that would limit and override the anti-discrimination laws across their states and territories.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the proposed law would allow church-run organizations – including schools and elderly care homes – the right to hire and fire staff in accordance with their values. For example, those who don't want to associate with same-sex marriages wouldn't have to.
The churches are pushing back against a same-sex marriage bill that they claim didn't properly protect people of faith. They say there was "nothing" in the bill which prevented people from expressing their religious beliefs, but are concerned over future governments ability to undermine their religious rights down the road. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]
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