(LifeSiteNews) - The Islington Council, by trying to force a civil marriage registrar to participate in homosexual domestic partnership ceremonies, perpetrated a "violation" of her dignity and "created an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment."
In unexpectedly strong language, the Central London Employment Tribunal has ruled that Lillian Ladele, a Christian civil marriage registrar, cannot be forced to act contrary to her conscience in conducting homosexual domestic partnership ceremonies.
The panel ruled, "Islington Council rightly considered the importance of the right of the gay community not to be discriminated against but did not consider the right of Miss Ladele as a member of a religious group."
"[The Council] decided that the service it provided was secular and that the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community must be protected.
"In so acting, Islington Council took no notice of the rights of Miss Ladele by virtue of her orthodox Christian beliefs."
Miss Ladele said, "I am delighted at this decision. It is a victory for religious liberty, not just for myself but for others in a similar position to mine. Gay rights should not be used as an excuse to bully and harass people over their religious beliefs."...
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Monday, July 14, 2008
Civil Tribunal In London Rules To Protect Christians Against Homofascists
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: A "homofascist" is a person (usually a homosexual, but not always) who pushes the homosexual agenda at the expense of the civil rights of everyone else. Usually conservative and traditional Christians (Catholics, Evangelicals and Orthodox) receive the brunt of this assault on liberty. Though Orthodox Jews and even some Muslims are victimized by it as well...