Majority Of Americans Say Even Churches Should Not Discriminate When Hiring LGBT People

  • metta

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    Oct 31, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    Majority Of Americans Say Even Churches Should Not Discriminate When Hiring LGBT People

    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/majority_of_americans_say_even_churches_should_not_discriminate_against_lgbt_people
  • johnnyqhomo7

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    Oct 31, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    This is cool. I hope things get better for gay people. I have heard that in the past things were even worse than they are now, you had to be secret and discrete in everything you did.
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    Nov 02, 2014 1:48 AM GMT
    They already hire gays... who plays the organ?? icon_eek.gif
  • Perry123

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    Nov 02, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    I didnt know churches did discriminate?? Also you stated when a church hires a gay person for them not to discriminate? Why would they then hire just to do that?
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Nov 02, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    TerraFirma saidThey already hire gays... who plays the organ?? icon_eek.gif


    Well quite icon_razz.gif

  • Muscles25

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    Nov 03, 2014 12:27 AM GMT
    Polls like this are completely irrelevant. Govt can't tell religious institutions what to do in this country, according to the Constitution. So polls like this are stupid.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 03, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    Muscles25 saidPolls like this are completely irrelevant. Govt can't tell religious institutions what to do in this country, according to the Constitution. So polls like this are stupid.


    Not really.

    Many positions at churches have nothing to do with church doctrine. They are for such mundane tasks as cleaning the building, maintaining the grounds, keeping the books, etc. There is nothing unconstitutional about prohibiting hiring discrimination for those positions. On the other hand, churches have every right to hire only clergy who agree with the church's dogma.

    Regardless of what the Constitution says, it is helpful to understand public attitudes. Therefore, the poll was not irrelevant.

    Moreover, the government has always been able to tell religious institutions what to do in many situations. Churches have to follow building codes and zoning regulations. They cannot create a nuisance by emitting excessive noise when people are sleeping. They are required to may the minimum wage to employees in many positions.