‘The Church of England, the Catholic Church and leaders of other faiths have all campaigned together in a true spirit of Community Cohesion to protect an important religious freedom’, said daft old Baroness Sayeeda Warsi about the House of Lords’ decision to allow religious organisations not to employ the gays.
Meanwhile, Mike Judge, a spokesman for the Christian Institute, was beginning to feel all tingly downstairs. ‘We are delighted that the House of Lords has voted to protect freedom of association for churches,’ he said, froth appearing at the corners of his mouth. ‘It is a shame that the Government didn’t listen to churches earlier. It’s almost as if they don’t care about Christians.’
Well, what’s saucy for the goose, is saucy for the gander, says we. And if religious types are allowed not to employ gays, then it seems only fair that gays can be allowed not to employ religious types.
It’s not like they’re any good anyway. We once had a work-experience who had just come over from a famous religious publication and, when transcribing celebrity interviews, she refused to key in anything that didn’t fit in with her religious views. With our line of questioning that meant a half-hour interview would pan out to about fifty words or so.
Next stop the European Commission, which has already outlawed religious organisations discriminating against the gays. What are you going to wear?