From the UK Telegraph, H/T Freakanomic:
Climate change belief given same legal status as religion. An executive has won the right to sue his employer on the basis that he was unfairly dismissed for his green views after a judge ruled that environmentalism had the same weight in law as religious and philosophical beliefs.
Any Court assessing whether a series of beliefs is actually a “Religion” has always troubled me, so I am not sure if I find this ruling totally implausible. After all, millions of people in Red Sox Nation worship at the feet of a Huge Green Idol, and reject the Pelagian heresy that any BoSox players took steroids. By the way, congratulations to the greatest sports franchise ever, the New York Yankees, on their 27th World Series. Let’s go for #28!