|I really don't understand why the places *care* (generally, I mean I understand if it was a religious organization or something).|
It's all a power thing - if someone becomes a boss - they feel the desire to take that power as far as possible. Power/authority means you CAN push your POV on people.
I think there is a great big problem in the US with the desire to have and use power - and the accumulationof wealth is at the root of it all. Tolerance is no longer something one feels one can afford in the US. The lines ae drawn so tightly (you against us - Michael Jackson innocent/guilty - Iraq War good/bad - Dubya, best example of Christianity/the anti-Christ . . . ) that there is no room for tolerance. Fear makes everyone run to extremes - so if one has accumulated even a little bit of power, one takes it naturally as far as one can.
It reminds me of our children who will always test their limits. That is why our style of rearing is so important. If we raise our children on following rules and our authority, then they will grow up to constantly push their own boundaries of how far their authority will go. They learn that from us. If we teach them to respect others and to adapt their behaviors as a result of their sense of compassion and understanding - then they don't have such a great need to prove themselves, and are more tolerant.
As for the religious organization - my hope is that the people in any structure will do the caring thing - but religious structures are also in danger because so many of themare power and authority based. Would anyone feel better because the church authority said one HAS to act this way or that - rather than having a church structure that deals compassionately with others in the hope that those weak humans working for them will DESIRE to do the right thing?
I've got BIG problems with the use of force to manipulate behavior of others - religious instituion or not. Sometimes I think it is the boundaries made by humans that cause all the misbehavior. Like telling a kid, "Don't put beans in your ears . . . "