Christians' discrimination cases rejected by human rights court
Three British Christians who argued that their beliefs saw them wrongly disciplined by their employers for actions such as refusing to counsel same-sex couples have lost their legal battle at the European court of human rights.
Shirley Chaplin, Gary McFarlane and Lillian Ladele had their appeals to the Strasbourg court rejected in January as part of the same ruling as that in which Nadia Eweida, a British Airways check-in attendant, won her fight against being banned from wearing a cross at work.
The three sought to resolve the matter in the court's grand chamber, its final arbiter. However, judges at the court have rejected the request, in effect ending the legal battle....
Ah, well, Ankerberg: "What do you think about this shift that the societyâs trying to make: that itâs not about the procreation of children and taking care of children and raising children, so that they have a mother and father, itâs really about the sexual desires of two adults â forget the kids?" excerpt from the transcript of his show on, Is Same-Sex Marriage a Civil Right?.
There were many good points in the program, though my pastor would probably object to the social activism of the pastor that was interviewed, as pointed out in the sermon, The Church and Social Responsibility.