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English judge admits courts need to offer conscience protection for Christians

Catholic World News - June 25, 2014

A leading English judge has admitted second thoughts about a case in which the Christian owners of an inn were sued for refusing to to rent a room to a homosexual couple.

Baroness Hale, the deputy president of the Supreme Court, had joined in a ruling against the Christian proprietors, saying that the law should be “slow to accept” discrimination against homosexuals. But in a recent speech she said that the courts might take a “more nuanced approach,” and “make reasonable accommodation for the manifestation of religious beliefs.”

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the retired Archbishop of Westminster, welcomed the comments by Baroness Hale. The cardinal said that the courts had done “too little to protect the beliefs of Christians and the legitimate freedoms of Christian organizations.”

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  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Jun. 26, 2014 7:32 AM ET USA

    The gay tsunami in the UK is now beginning to be thrown back. Stay tuned.

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