Monday, March 31, 2008

EU laws and conscience

Dublin, Mar. 31, 2008 ( - In February the European Commission warned the Irish government that the nation's anti-discrimination policies do not measure up to European standards. The European Commission cited the Irish law that allows Church-related institutions such as schools, hospitals, and social agencies to reject employment applicants whose views or activities would violate religious norms.

There's a lot about how while a Catholic school could hire only Catholic religous teachers, it coulnd't do the same for, say, history. I understand what they're going at, but I'm not sure that 'secular' subjects are so divorced from the religion of the instructor as the EU would like to imagine.

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