Christian churches in Australia are calling for a Religious Freedom Act that would limit and override the anti-discrimination laws across their states and territories.  According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the proposed law would allow church-run organizations – including schools and elderly care homes – the right to hire and fire staff in accordance with their values. For example, those who don’t want to

associate with same-sex marriages wouldn’t have to. “Any religious organization would want to maintain its moral standards around family life and sexual conduct – at least the right to do so,” author Patrick Parkinson, a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a Freedom for Faith board member said. He continued, “Christians are not into freedom to discriminate, they’re really into freedom to select.” READ MORE