a few hours to go

The latest victim of the ‘secular mindset’?

There’s still time to sign a petition calling for “Justice for Duke”, before his appeal hearing tomorrow afternoon (15th December).

He was dismissed from his job with Wandsworth Council after a meeting with a client in which he suggested that she could put her faith in God.

The details are on this website along with a petition you can sign (click here). There were 4000 signatures within a week, and what the campaign organisers call a great swell of support from the media and members of the public. There should be enough time left to register your own support.

2 thoughts on “a few hours to go

  1. So Wandsworth Council have decided not to reinstate Duke and the case is going to an employment tribunal.

    Commentary from Cranmer, in typically forthright style, here: http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2009/12/duke-amachree-sacked-by-wandsworth.html

    They’re not quite the same thing, but Lillian Ladele’s appeal was also rejected this week (the difference being that hers was a case of conscience, and Duke’s more a question of freedom of speech).

    The judge in Lillian Ladele’s case is quoted as saying, “…however much sympathy one may have with someone such as Ms Ladele, who is faced with choosing between giving up a post she plainly appreciates or officiating at events which she considers to be contrary to her religious beliefs, the legislature has decided that the requirements of a modern liberal democracy, such as the United Kingdom, include outlawing discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services on grounds of sexual orientation, subject only to very limited exceptions.”


  2. So disturbing these cases, and indicative of what one might have to give up as society forgets God.
    We are following this from the states as we were given a heads up by Ruth Price who called to share this story.


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