A Supreme Court decision in the US has provided new employment protections for minorities, at the expense of religious freedom. The Court ruled by a 6-3 majority that employers who fired workers for their sexual or gender orientation were violating Title 7 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Greg Bondar, from Family Voice Australia, says activists will campaign for the same result here.
The Rev. Franklin Graham has slammed the decision, saying the Court exceeded its authority, by making laws rather than interpreting them.
I believe this decision erodes religious freedoms across this country.
“People of sincere faith who stand on God’s Word as their foundation for life should never be forced by the government to compromise their religious beliefs. Christian organisations should never be forced to hire people who do not align with their biblical beliefs and should not be prevented from terminating a person whose lifestyle and beliefs undermine the ministry’s purpose and goals.”
Greg Bondar is the NSW/ACT State Director of Family Voice Australia. Talking to Neil Johnson on Vision’s 20Twenty, he said that this ruling is relevant to us in Australia, because the debate around religious freedom is happening globally. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Washington, or Melbourne, or Sydney, or Timbuctoo,” he said.