By Steven Riggall, 14 February, 2013
It’s illegal for an employer to knock back a job applicant based on race, nationality, sex, political affiliation or religion. But for the church, that doesn’t apply. Currently, church groups are allowed to refuse employment to someone if they argue against its teachings or are seen to live in such a way as to argue against the church’s teachings. The Federal Government is looking to change that.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many in the church are against the changes. But not all. Reverend Leigh Neighbour from the Metropolitan Community Church, Brisbane agrees with the changes. He sees them as yet another instance of the world becoming reconciled with God. Fair Comment Contributor Steven Riggall spoke to Rev. Neighbour about what that means.
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