Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Thoughts from a leading Conservative Thinker

There has been some entertaining discussion recently on the subject of how to annoy lefties and how to annoy righties. Annoying the right seems a little thin on the ground at the moment, so my own little contribution to the irritation of the black hearted Tories will be to refer to Polly Toynbee as a "leading conservative thinker".

Starting things off...

Leading Conservative thinker, Polly Toynbee is today making a full on attack religous opposition to the new equality act. The clause the religous leaders want inserted, that "Nothing in these regulations shall force an individual to act against their conscience or strongly held religious beliefs." will wreck the protection based on sexual orientation part of the bill, leaving it fairly pointless.

The best argument I've read against these laws is that there is little point in implementing since the homosexual community are not really that discriminated against. Personally, I think the attitude of the religious opposition to the bill shows exactly why this kind of law is still necessary.

citizenandreas [at] slick47 [dot] co [dot] uk

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