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Thursday, 16 December 1993
Page: 4749

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

  The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that:

  The effect of the United Nations "Declaration on the elimination of all forms of intolerance based on religion or other belief" will be to discriminate against:

1.Parents who choose to have their children educated in independent schools as they may no longer be assured that their children will be taught according to the values they are seeking in a Christian or independent school.

2.Christian prayers on public occasions, or against an employer using Christian criteria for selecting staff or against a person making a proclamation of the Gospel that salvation is Jesus Christ alone.

  Your Petitioners ask that the Senate disallow the signing of the Declaration.

  And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.