RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND PRIVATE PRIVILEGE TO DISCRIMINATE: WEALTHY SYDNEY ANGLICAN SCHOOLS WANT TO KEEP THEIR CAKE AND EAT IT.

Press Release 769

PRESS RELEASE 769

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND PRIVATE PRIVILEGE TO DISCRIMINATE:

WEALTHY SYDNEY ANGLICAN SCHOOLS WANT TO KEEP THEIR CAKE AND

EAT IT.

The federal government has responded favourably to demands from 34 principals of Anglican schools in Sydney to retain anti-discrimination laws  which permit them to exclude LGBT teachers. And then, when there was an adverse reaction some of them broke ranks.

In an open letter, the group of Anglican schools wrote to MPs claiming 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.

Among those who signed the letter are the principals of King’s School at Parramatta, Barker College and Abbotsleigh in the northern suburbs, Shore at North Sydney and Trinity Grammar School in the inner west.

These wealthy schools which take large sums of taxpayer dollars, have a very chequered history when it comes to ‘core values’.

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