From the Interpreter Foundation:
More general Church news:
From the United Kingdom itself:
For some other items on the Equality Act — not from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — see this video:
Or this article:
On religious liberty more generally:
And, finally, an interesting current case involving issues of religious liberty:
I’m not a particular fan of Israel Folau — and not merely because I’m not even remotely a fan or follower of Australian rugby. He was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but converted to a Pentecostal form of Protestantism — in particular, to the Assemblies of God — as an adult.
What has recently gotten him into serious trouble is an Instagram post from back in April that read as follows: “Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators — Hell awaits you.”
Now, I don’t mind a bit that he’s catching flak for his expressed sentiment. That’s perfectly fine. But should his opinion end his career? I don’t think so. And not merely because a scriptural argument might be made for the position he’s assumed. For me, it’s a matter not only of religious liberty but of freedom of speech more broadly. And I would feel the same way if he had also said that “Hell awaits Mormons” — as, indeed, he may well have said, for all I know. Do others have a perfect right to boo him, to decline to buy jerseys featuring his number, to terminate commercial sponsorships? Absolutely yes. But to end his career entirely is, I think, overkill.
Posted from London, England