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You mean like when the zealot bible thumping god-botherers want to restrict the constitutional right to abortion?
Precisely. I'm sure he would have still been upset but nevertheless wouldn't have been caught by surprise.
Originally posted by BritofTexas
Originally posted by hp1229
I agree however I am referring to being present at the venue and not necessarily participating in the swimming pool with the trunks.
It's the same thing.
The pool I used as a lad had blinds that could be pulled down over the windows/doors etc so the Women in the "Women's only" swim club would feel more comfortable.
Of course, the Father should have been informed of this when he booked his Daughter in.
I can see if someone had paid for the facility on a rental basis but that doesn't seem to be the case. Below are the links of the facility where the incident happened. Dennis R. Trimbrell Recreation Centre. I am assuming that the staff/woman who closed the blinds on the father was perhaps of Islamic heritage?
Originally posted by tadaman
reply to post by BritofTexas
Then why was it mentioned? Why not just say a WOMAN asked for him to leave. Why specify the fact that according to Muslim sensibilities men can not watch?
I doubt any non Muslim had a problem with a father keeping an eye on his daughter. He wasn't in the pool taking the lessons. So he wasn't in violation of the rules. A Muslim woman asked for him to leave since according to THEIR rules he couldn't WATCH. Hence why they enrolled in an all girls class. THEY should have asked if males would be allowed to be there at all. They should go to an all female facility if they are this retarded.
Maybe they should build their own pool or PAY to rent the pool since you can't dictate how public space will be used.
edit on 10-4-2013 by tadaman because: (no reason given)
Late last month, Dennis R. Timbrell began a male-only swim course where only men could watch from the sidelines — no moms. The program bred from the same religious/cultural reasons, Jackson said.
There are no clauses in the Constitution Act of 1867 (the BNA Act to those born before 1982) that separate church and state. Indeed, our Head of State, the Monarchy, is also the Head of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith.
Originally posted by LastStarfighter
I wouldn't allow someone to lock me out of a room if I had my offspring in there. The guy should have grown a set, took his kid, and never go back
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by FollowTheWhiteRabbit
Again. Read the full article.
It's not a muslim only class. It's a Female only class.
We have plenty of female only gyms and whatnot.
Were the class a religious class I'd be all over it.
As a Female only class then it's a different story.
We have separate times for Muslims when they want to swim, and I'm proud that the swimming school gave a chance for the Muslim to swim separately because of religious beliefs. Im a Muslim myself and I think it's completely right thing to do.
You're all nagging about the wrong thing, This doesn't mean that anything is run on religious beliefs. It just gives people with other religious beliefs a chance to fit into society. Are you requiring that they should change their beliefs and support a one world religion? There is no chance for that. Instead of being mad about it, You should support the cause and find a solution.
Though they can make a schedule for days with Women only and days with Men only. For example it can be on Sundays Saturdays.
I think it's a great idée.