‘Offensive’ Rio Christ statue advert banned by watchdog – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2014 in advertising, Christianity, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Complaints over an advert showing Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and a bikini-clad woman have been upheld by the advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2014

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Gay bus advert ban probed by High Court – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in advertising, appeals, charities, Christianity, homosexuality, lobbying, news by sally

‘A High Court judge is considering whether Boris Johnson acted improperly in banning a bus advert suggesting people could “get over” homosexuality.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2014

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Magna Carta, Religion and The Rule of Law – Speech by Master of the Rolls

Posted June 11th, 2014 in Christianity, magna carta, rule of law, speeches by sally

Magna Carta, Religion and The Rule of Law (PDF)

Speech by Master of the Rolls

Temple, London, 7th June 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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People reluctant to express religious beliefs because of ‘deep intolerance’ to extremism, says Attorney General Dominic Grieve – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in Christianity, news, political parties by sally

‘The Government’s senior law officer Dominic Grieve said people with “softer” religious views had been reluctant to express their faith because of the “disturbing” rise of fundamentalism. ‘

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The Independent, 23rd April 2014

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Christian nursery worker claims unfair dismissal over dispute with gay colleague – The Guardian

‘A Christian nursery nurse is claiming unfair dismissal after losing her job because she said she told a gay colleague the Bible regards the practice of homosexuality as a sin.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2014

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Christian preacher wins £13,000 in compensation after being held for ’15 hours without food or water’ – The Independent

‘A Christian preacher who was held by police for 15 hours without water or food has won £13,000 in compensation for wrongful imprisonment.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2014

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Christians deserve more respect, says top judge – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2014 in Christianity, human rights, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘One of Britain’s top judges has said it is not difficult to see why British Christians “feel their religious beliefs are not being sufficiently respected” in a speech about the clash between the rights of believers and sexual equality.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2014

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Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 34; [2014] WLR (D) 35

‘Where the decision of a public body was shown to be unlawful, the court should be reluctant to refuse relief on the ground that, acting lawfully, the decision-maker would have reached the same decision, particularly if the power had been exercised not for its statutory purpose but for an ulterior motive. In such a case the court should grant appropriate relief.’

WLR Daily, 27th January 2014

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Baby dies of rickets from vegetarian mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child cruelty, Christianity, food, guilty pleas, health, homicide, news by sally

‘Couple told they could face jail after admitting manslaughter of their son Ndingeko, who died from rickets after his parents insisted on strict eating regime as part of their religion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2014

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London transport’s ban on anti-gay ad put in doubt by court of appeal – The Guardian

‘A London transport ban on a Christian charity’s posters suggesting gay people can “move out of homosexuality” has been put in doubt by a court of appeal judgment that ordered an investigation into whether the mayor, Boris Johnson, acted “for an improper purpose”.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2014

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Sunday is not a day of rest: Christian discrimination appeal dismissed – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and now the Court of Appeal have all agreed that an employer was justified in requiring a Christian to work on Sundays in Mba v London Borough of Merton.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th December 2013

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Gay discrimination and Christian beliefs – Bull v Hall in the Supreme Court – Legal Week

‘The recent confirmation by the Supreme Court that it was unlawful discrimination for Christian hotel owners to refuse a double-bedded room to a same-sex couple was of considerable interest as the latest in a string of high-profile cases involving religious belief and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and the first such judgment involving the highest court in the land).’

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Legal Week, 12th December 2013

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Gay discrimination and Christian belief: Analysis of Bull v. Hall in the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The recent confirmation by the Supreme Court that it was unlawful discrimination for Christian hotel owners to refuse a double-bedded room to a same-sex couple was of considerable interest as the latest in a string of high-profile cases involving religious belief and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and the first such judgment involving the highest court in the land). We have already provided a summary of the facts and judgment here, and our post on the Court of Appeal ruling can be found here.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th December 2013

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Tribunal wrong on Sunday working decision, but forcing care assistant to work was proportionate, court rules – OUT-LAW.com

‘An employment tribunal was wrong to conclude that refusing to work on a Sunday for religious reasons should not be protected under discrimination law, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th December 2013

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Mba v Merton London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Mba v Merton London Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1562; [2013] WLR (D) 474

‘A provision put in place by a council care home requiring a worker who was a Christian whose genuine belief that Sunday was a day of worship and rest to work on Sundays as rostered discriminated against the worker but was a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aim of running the care home effectively.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2013

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Mba, Article 9 and Indirect Discrimination – Employment Law Blog

‘Ms Eweida, you may recall, is the British Airways employee who wanted to wear a cross on a necklace over her uniform so that others could see it. She considered that that was a religious belief. Over-simplifying, doing what she wanted to do meant a breach of her employer’s dress code. Ms Eweida complained that, amongst other things, she was the victim of an act of indirect discrimination.’

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Employment Law Blog, 5th December 2013

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Christian care worker loses Sunday working discrimination appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 6th, 2013 in appeals, care workers, Christianity, employment, news, Sunday trading by tracey

‘Mba v London Borough Of Merton [2013] EWCA Civ 1562. The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a Christian care worker against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that a requirement that she work on Sundays indirectly discriminated against her on the grounds of religion or belief.’

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Uk Human Rights Blog, 5th December 2013

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Christian Celestina Mba loses Sunday shifts appeal – BBC News

‘A Christian care worker who claimed she was forced to leave her job after refusing to work Sundays because of her faith has lost her legal appeal.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2013

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Bull and another (Appellants) v Hall and another (Respondents) On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) (England and Wales) – Supreme Court

Bull and another (Appellants) v Hall and another (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 73 | UKSC 2012/0065 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 27th November 2013

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Gay snub Cornish B&B owners lose Supreme Court appeal – BBC News

‘The owners of a Christian guesthouse who were ordered to pay damages for turning away a gay couple have lost their UK Supreme Court fight.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2013

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