Christians are now being punished for what others think

Oct 8, 2020 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today:

At first glance the Kristie Higgs case may not appear that important. “Christian Teacher sacked over Facebook posts loses discrimination case” is the kind of headline that some just skip with a shrug of the shoulders. “O look, another unwise Christian mouthing off unnecessarily,gets her comeuppance – what do you expect?” Others are all set to man the online barricades and retweet endless outrage to those who already agree with them.

Can I suggest to the readers of Christian Today that we read beyond the headlines, avoid the judgementalism and instead consider the significance of this judgement. Doubtless there are lots of things that can and will be said about Kristie – personally I admire her courage and share the concern that she has lost her job for sharing an opinion which I and millions of others share. But I want to focus on one particular aspect of the judgement, which has profound implications for the future of the Church in the UK – and perhaps elsewhere.

The tribunal decided that Kristie was not sacked for her Christian beliefs. They also accepted that her beliefs were not transphobic or homophobic. The tribunal also rejected the view of a previous decision regarding Dr David Mackereth that “a lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others and are not worthy of respect in a democratic society”.

So why did they still find against Kristie? Why did they agree that she had committed such ‘gross misconduct’ that she deserved to lose her job?

Read here

see also: A Christian mother crushed by the LGBT juggernautby Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman:

More on religious freedom in the West:

Why ‘conversion therapy bans’ are really about banning Christian preaching, teaching, pastoral supportby Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite

Sharia law at Speakers’ Corner as Christian critic of Muslims is removed by policeby Tim Dieppe, The Conservative Woman

France moves to ban homeschooling in 2021by Jeanne Smits, LifeSite


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