Another Case of Utilitarian Ethics Gone Awry

October 5, 2007

Here is an article about the internal strife of the HRC in their recent decision not to oppose the watered down ENDA bill on the table in Washington (they decided not to oppose the bill despite the fact that transgendered people have now been dropped from it).

As I wrote here, nobody wins when we go fo the so-called “realist” view of looking to the ends and giving up our principles in the process.

Of course the HRC is not a religious organization, and can hardly be expected to make decisions using theological principles.  But the internal struggle does reflect that the embedded good in each of us gives us a struggle when we try to make trade-offs.

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