Court upholds Richard Page’s sacking for sharing Christian views on family

Feb 26, 2021 by

from Christian Concern:

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that it was lawful for a Christian non-executive NHS director and magistrate to be sacked for expressing in the media that children do best when raised by a mother and a father.

Mr Richard Page, 74, from Kent, was suspended from the magistracy and forced out of a role at an NHS Trust, after explaining on television that he had been discriminated against for his Christian beliefs on parenting while presiding over an adoption case.

After a six-year legal battle seeking justice against the decisions to remove him, today’s judgment has instead taken a significant step in developing further limitations on freedom of speech for Christians in the workplace.

Mr Page now intends to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.

‘Views might cause offence’

In his judgment on Mr Page’s claim against NHS Improvement, Lord Justice Underhill stated that:

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Read also: What’s so offensive about a man like Richard Page? by Andrea Williams

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