A SETBACK FOR THE RADICAL HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA: JUDGE THROWS OUT LAW DESIGNED TO SILENCE CHRISTIANS
From Lifesite: "The homosexual political movement in Britain was dealt a rare setback this week as a Northern Irish court ruled to curb some parts of notorious regulations. The Sexual Orientation Regulations of the Equality Act, that came into effect in January, would have allowed gay activists in Northern Ireland to prosecute people expressing religious oppositions to the homosexual lifestyle. The judge struck down the harassment provisions appearing in the legislation for Northern Ireland but supported the Regulations in general.
According to the ruling, Christians or other religious people will now be allowed to "express their disapproval" of homosexuality in public."
"The ruling comes at the moment when the Labour government is contemplating new legislation that it claims will protect people from "hostile or humiliating environments". Christian groups are warning that the proposed legislation will lead to further restrictions on religious belief.
"The Daily Telegraph reports that the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship has warned that the new proposals, which may be included in a Single Equality Bill, could allow homosexuals to sue clergy for preaching against homosexual activity. The group said that churches could be sued for "gently refusing membership" to an unrepentant, practicing homosexual.
"In his ruling, Mr. Justice Weatherup said he did not believe that the regulations unfairly treat evangelical Christians "less favourably than other persons to the extent that they are subject to civil liability for manifesting the orthodox belief in relation to homosexuality."