John UK wrote: This being an appeal (second) shows that the law is unclear in the matter.
The appeal merely shows that leave has been granted and that the appeal has not been shown to be entirely frivolous.
The right to an appeal does not demonstrate any law to be unclear.
John UK wrote: It will all depend on interpretation of the law, not the law itself.
Yes, of course it depends on the interpretation but this is not independent of the "law itself". That is to desire anarchy and lawlessness. May God forbid such in our judges.
But, if a favourable interpretation is found to be the correct interpretation of the law it will be most likely because the equality laws are found to conflict with OTHER laws and conventions. The equality law itself, as drafted is sadly clear.
As a bad law Parliament needs to repeal it. I am disapponted that you do not see this.
Critters wrote: May he convert them, yes. But that does not alter the law or the judges' duty to uphold the law.
This being an appeal (second) shows that the law is unclear in the matter. It will all depend on interpretation of the law, not the law itself. The Lord may, if he chooses, so affect the judges in the right direction that a good result ensues.
Well, concerning prayer, it is only sensible to pray for those things which we believe are in the will of God. Then we may expect to have those prayers answered. Seeing as the prayers of Presbys have remained unanswered concerning a Christian parliament, I would not care to waste time praying for something I do not have faith for. (But you go ahead if you wish.)
John UK wrote: May the Lord transform the minds of these judges, even if only temporarily. Even better, to convert them to his ways. This is somewhat of a test case. If lost, the floodgates will open even wider.
May he convert them, yes. But that does not alter the law or the judges' duty to uphold the law.
Lawless judges are a curse to a nation.
Rather, it is better to have judges honestly uphold unjust statutes than have them be a tyranny and a law of their own making.
If you want these equality laws overthrown pray and labour diligently for revival, and for a PARLIAMENT that will repeal their unjust laws.