Finlandia: Autorizan horarios exclusivos para mujeres en las piscinas, pero condenan a los pastores evangélicos que no quieren oficiar con mujeres

Lo primero lo ha autorizado el Defensor del Pueblo, en las piscinas públicas (Finland’s ombudsman allows separate swimming times for Muslim women):

Finland’s ombudsman allows separate swimming times for Muslim women

17.6.2009 at 15:22

Reserving a separate time at swimming pools for Muslim women does not constitute discrimination, Finland’s deputy parliamentary ombudsman decided Wednesday.

According to Ombudsman Jukka Lindstedt, time reserved for Muslim women is justified as doing so safeguards the teaching of swimming to immigrants and helps them to adjust to Finland.

The ombudsman’s decision came in response to five complaints about certain Finnish cities that were reserving separate swimming pool times for immigrant women.

In the ombudsman’s judgement the prohibition of discrimination does not prevent such positive action that aims at promoting true equality. Equality may require special treatment for groups that are in a socially or economically weaker position, the ombudsman’s statement added.

¡Encima afirma que es para promover la integración y la igualdad! Lo curioso es que el mismo sitema judicial, ha condenado a un pastor que no quiso oficiar con mujeres:

Court Convicts Finnish Pastor Opposed to Conducting Service with Woman Clergy

In a recent case in Hyvinkää, northeast Finland, a court ordered a visiting male pastor representing the Lutheran Evangelical Association in Finland (LEAF) to pay a fine for refusing to conduct a worship service with a parish pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF). Also indicted was the local chairperson of LEAF, which does not accept the ELCF’s women’s ministry.

The ELCF Church Council adopted the women’s ministry in 1986, and ordained the first women pastors in March 1988. In 1990, the synod agreed that women could be consecrated as bishops. In 2005, the ELCF included 748 female and 1,449 male pastors, with the latter representing 66 percent of all parish pastors. Around 62 percent of all hospital chaplains were women, as were 69.8 percent of family counselors. (141 words)

Es decir, el sistema judicial finlandés permite la discriminación en las piscinas de sus propiedad, pero castiga la «discriminación» [no la hubo, simplemente, el pastor se negó a oficiar con ellas] en asuntos que no son de sus incumbencia.

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