Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Anglican principals warn over protections

From Australia-

The federal government will get the balance right in protecting freedom of religion and preventing LGBT teachers from being discriminated against by religious schools, Education Minister Dan Tehan says.

The principals of dozens of Anglican schools in Sydney have written to federal MPs warning against changing anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBT teachers from being excluded by religious schools.

The group says the shift would undermine their faith's core values.

"Until such time as religious freedom is codified in legislation, the exemptions should remain," their open letter states.

The coalition vowed to protect LGBT students and teachers in religious schools after the findings of a review into religious freedom were leaked earlier this month, sparking furious debate about their rights.

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