Wednesday, April 15, 2009

David Booker an employee of the "English Churches Housing Group" has been suspended for answering questions about his faith to a colleague at work

On 26 March, whilst working an evening shift, Booker had a conversation with a female colleague. The colleague asked him about his faith and beliefs. During the conversation he was asked the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and same-sex marriages, which Mr Booker explained.

The following day he was summoned by his employers and told that he was suspended for “events that happened last night”. He was given a formal suspension notice alleging that: “ On 26 March 09, whilst on shift with a female colleague, you seriously breached ECHG’s (English churches House group) Code of conduct by promoting your religious views which contained discriminatory comments regarding a person’s sexual orientation.”

Andrea Minichiello Williams, barrister and director of CLC said:

This case shows that in today’s politically correct, increasingly secularized society, even consenting reasonable discussion on religion between two employees is being twisted by employers to discriminate and silence the Christian voice and freedom of expression.

Who nee
ds enemies when you've got good Christian friends at the "English Churches Housing Group".

Read more at Christian Legal Centre

1 comment:

Euripides said...

Heaven forbid we should talk about religion in a church group. A few years ago, I served on the Chansellor's Committee for Religion, Ethics, and Values at UCLA. I quickly discovered that I was the only one on the committee who actually believed in any religion, ethics or values. It was an extraordinarily uncomfortable appointment.