steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Here Comes a Chopper

Well, what a surprise. The unelected bishops in the unelected House of Lords have voted to allow the churches to continue to discriminate against gay and transgender people - for example, when it comes to employing youth workers or administrators. As the move's sponsor, the nauseating and unelected Detta O’Cathain, put it: "Organizations that are based on deeply held beliefs, must be free to choose their staff on the basis of those beliefs.” These sentiments were enthusiastically seconded by the unelected John Sentamu; and I'm sure Nick Griffin (elected) would concur.

It's when things like this happen, with so little fuss, that I'm forced to remember how much institutionalized bigotry this country still boasts. Except, of course, that most of these people have no democratic mandate at all, so perhaps they speak for no one but their own privileged selves?

If there is hope, it lies in the proles...
Tags: current affairs, gender
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