It seems that after a couple of desperate decades of
training the proles to be tolerant, there is very little
Lillian Ladele is back
in the news. "Threatening to fire a Christian
registrar who asked to be exempt from registering homosexual
civil partnerships was not an act of discrimination
by Islington Council, a court has decided.
"The ruling, published today by the Employment
Appeal Tribunal, overturns a previous decision that
found in favour of Miss Lillian Ladele.
"Miss Ladele intends to appeal today’s ruling
to the Court of Appeal."
Lillian Ladele: she was
shown no mercy
The Council could easily have allowed Lillian Ladele
to continue registering only heterosexual couples as
she had done for many years previously, but guess what?
They have equality legislation which must be rigidly
The fuss which was created unnecessarily led to Miss
Ladele to be mistreated by her fellow workers (more
of that tolerance, eh?).
On Miss Ladele 's refusal to work on same-sex partnerships,
despite other registrars being willing and able to do
the job, the employment appeal tribunal's judgement
"The council were entitled to take the view that this
would be inconsistent with their strong commitment to
the principles of nondiscrimination and would send the
wrong message to staff and service users."
Are any people involved in this or just staff
and 'service users'? Most people have consciences and
will not always do what they do not believe in.
The tribunal's decision was welcomed by LGBT
Views from readers of Pink
News are, as usual, mostly unforgiving. Well, she
dissed the tribe, didn't she? No mercy!
Here are some of the views expressed:
This is truly great news. I carry out training
on sexual orientation issues within equality and diversity
and the issue of religion vs sexual orientation often
comes up. I always state that employees cannot be allowed
to use religious belief as grounds for discriminating
against someone because of their sexual orientation.
The appeal tribunal's ruling backs this up and is very
Comment by PlainJane — December 19, 2008 @ 16:03
If we turn that around and say - employees cannot
be allowed to use sexual orientation as grounds for
discriminating against someone because of their religious
belief - is this not fair? Is this 'equality'?
Why are homosexuals so keen to deny themselves the
thrill that we heterosexuals are encourged to experience
through 'celebrating diversity'?
It's made even worse by the fact she wasn't even
born in the U.K
Comment by Andrew Quick — December 19, 2008 @ 17:35
Andrew Quick is slow to celebrate our various people
She can now get a job at Primark where she will
doubtless attempt to take them to an employment tribunal
for making her sell mixed fibres.
Comment by Ivan — December 19, 2008 @ 22:47
One of the downsides of the internet is that people
can show their ignorance. Ivan pretends he knows the
ins and outs of Mosaic Law.
# This is a great shame, her rights have been trumped
by the liberal fascists. Hopefully this will wake people
up to fight for freedom even harder as the state onece
again tightens its grip over us. Marx, Hitler, Stalin,
Mao etc live on!
Comment by Simon Bellord — December 20, 2008 @ 4:33
Steady on there, Mr Bellord. You need re-educating,
like the Glasgow firemen who refused to have anything
to do with 'Gay Pride'.
AdrianT, while agreeing with Lillian's dismissal, at
least shows grace and humanity by saying that it's
unfair to label Ms Ladele as 'nasty', 'a bigot' etc.
and I have no reason to doubt she is sincere
in her beliefs.
He quotes Thomas Paine: The most formidable weapon
against errors of every kind is Reason. I have never
used any other, and I trust I never shall.
Comment by AdrianT — December 21, 2008 @ 0:01
Reason - now when will the 'authorities' start to
promote this, I wonder?
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