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Offline the_squid

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Religious rights thread
« on: September 25, 2020, 05:11:07 pm »
Iím sorry For the strong language.... And if your religious sensibilities are pained by my comment, too bad.   But fuk your religion and itís silly superstitions. 

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The prime minister says the RCMP's policy requiring front-line officers to wear properly fitting N95 respirator masks amounts to discrimination and "shouldn't have happened," because the rule disfavours officers who keep beards for religious reasons.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rcmp-mask-beard-policy-1.5739053

Masks keep people safe.  Praying under your holy beard does not.  The choice is a very simple one.  Public health should Trump religious superstition. 

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Offline wilber

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 05:25:34 pm »
Iím sorry For the strong language.... And if your religious sensibilities are pained by my comment, too bad.   But fuk your religion and itís silly superstitions. 
 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rcmp-mask-beard-policy-1.5739053

Masks keep people safe.  Praying under your holy beard does not.  The choice is a very simple one.  Public health should Trump religious superstition.

Apparently you don't have the right not to be breathed on by someone with a beard and no mask.
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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 05:32:32 pm »
I'm a strong advocate for religious rights, but this endangers others.

I agree with the OP.
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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 11:45:18 pm »
Your religious beliefs don't allow you to put the lives of others at risk.  Put the mask on and shave your beard or stay at home and do paperwork.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.
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Offline JuniperRose

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 12:54:45 pm »
Yeah, I agree - your religion doesn't give you the right to endanger others.  I'm interested to see what the court decides, since public safety is a pretty important principle as well.
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Offline wilber

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 01:05:13 pm »
Yeah, I agree - your religion doesn't give you the right to endanger others.  I'm interested to see what the court decides, since public safety is a pretty important principle as well.

Is it going to court? So far it is just some politicians trying to score points.
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Offline JuniperRose

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 02:16:39 pm »
Is it going to court? So far it is just some politicians trying to score points.

Maybe I'm wrong, my partner was talking about this yesterday and I thought that they'd filed a case or something.

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2020, 01:00:53 am »
With JR and MH on board, I think this thread can die of natural causes.
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Offline JuniperRose

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2020, 10:35:22 am »
With JR and MH on board, I think this thread can die of natural causes.

Haha .... not sure if this is a compliment on my extreme reasonableness, or a comment on my overzealous support of minority religions.  ;)

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Re: Religious rights thread
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2020, 11:16:14 am »
time for some waldo correction/clarity!

- failed/lacking OP
- RCMP policy: requires front-line officers to wear properly fitting N95 respirator masks
- reason for RCMP policy: under current legislation, the RCMP is bound by the Canada Labour Code and Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations - regulation that requires a clean-shaven face for proper fitting/use of N95 masks

Quote from: Cpl. Caroline Duval - RCMP National Communications Services spokesperson
Under current legislation, the force does not have the authority to change the rules around personal protective equipment (PPE). Unfortunately, there is presently no evidence of a safe and proven alternative to the currently approved PPE that meets the unique uncontrolled setting in which our front-line members operate and that adheres to occupational health and safety regulations.
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