>>
2CH news comments

FIRIS claims Bible undermines human rights

#1128 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 20 September 2015.

A chief aim of the parent-driven lobby group, Fairness in Religion in Schools is to abolish the practice of volunteer-run Special Religious Education in NSW schools.

In recent months, the group has appeared so anti-Christian that disclaimers on their website and social media state they are not “The Society for the Advancement of Atheism.”

In August the group argued that school prayer groups organised by Scripture Union posed a real danger to students because Scripture Union believed in the Bible which contained stories of violence.

According to their official Facebook page, they informed the Department of Education this week that provision of Special Religious Education violated the rights of children and parents.

Perhaps they should call on the minister to ban the teaching of history, or drama, or the use of news stories in the curriculum. What is most laughable is that they should call their group “Fairness in Religion in Schools.” Their track record is manifestly unfair.

I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Archives

Latest tweets

  • RT @kamalweerakoon: While we cannot "easily read off God’s will from the providences", "[d]roughts and bushfires are to jolt us to remember… 3 months ago
  • RT @pastors_heart: “Once the law is in place, someone will choose to make a big issue of it, and a Church or organisation will find themsel… 3 months ago
  • RT @abpdavies: I urge all Christians to continue to show compassion for #bushfire victims, pray the threat will ease and be thankful to God… 3 months ago
%d bloggers like this: