A while back there was a bit of media noise about a case brought to our Human Rights Tribunal concerning the possibility that rights had been denied by being turned down for ordination. It has taken a long time for the judgment of the tribunal to come out. But out it is, here on Taonga, and there will be a bishop or two who will sleep better tonight.
I cannot find the story on our Stuff or NZ Herald sites. Has it sunk with little trace already? That is probably because, as NZ readers of ADU know, a huge sex scandal concerning some politicians has completely enveloped our news hounds who cannot find enough salacious details to report. I am of course referring to this story in which, as you will read, unstoppable sex is reported.
Anyway, I am glad the Human Rights Tribunal judgment is what it is. It respects the rules of our church and permits the church to determine its own rules as and when it sees fit to change them or to establish new ones.
With H/T to commenter Nick, here are the links to the decision on the Human Rights Tribunal website:
the full judgement