The Hindu Council UK (HCUK), the largest national network of Hindu organisations within the UK, is considering whether a ban on yoga classes at St Jamesâ Church and the Silver Street Baptist Church in Taunton, Somerset, may breach the Equality Act 2006.
Lawyers for HCUK are exploring whether comments made by both The Reverend Tim Jones, Vicar of St James' and The Reverend Simon Farrar of the Silver Street Baptist Church that yoga is a âshamâ, a âfalse philosophyâ and âunchristianâ may indicate they have acted contrary to the âReligion and Beliefâ section of the Act, specifically those parts relating to discrimination in providing goods, facilities and services.
HCUK is also considering whether to ask the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to investigate whether the priestsâ comments amount to âinstructing or causing discriminationâ....
This is great What a potential precedent for the courts we have here
One small step for Yoga, one giant leap for silencing the gospel. "Then all will be trash that reason can not reach!" What will Rome do then - give three cheers for Krishna? Yoga doing what the Pedophilic priests couldn't do
this is a consequnce of 'hate' crimes in which the govt get to read our minds as to what we were thinking when we make` a statement about God or religion in general. heaven help us! ooops, i didn't mean to offend anyone : )