A fired government employee in the U.K. is among the latest to challenge termination based on biblical beliefs.
Richard Page was dismissed as a magistrate of Kent and Medway National Health Service and Social Care Partnership Trust in last year after expressing his belief that the family consists of a man and a woman who care for their children.
After Page expressed his views on television and other media related to a case involving a homosexual pair seeking to adopt a child, he was accused of being "homophobic" – a term often used by homosexual activists to label their opponents as bigoted and hateful.
A BCC reporter also used the term in an inteview with Page (see video below) in an interview outside the courtroom.
“I wasn't being homophobic,” Page told the BBC, pointing out that his job requires the agency to seek what's best for children.
Accordingly, Page filed a discrimination case alleging he was fired for his Christian beliefs.
Following a four-day hearing last week, no immediate decision has been made concerning Page’s future.
A BBC reporter who attended the hearing reported that Page was pressed about why he believes a family with a father and mother is best, and if he believes that homosexuality is an "abomination" as described in the Bible.
"I'm a Christian. I believe what God says," he reportedly told the court.
“I think it's absolutely vital that people like Richard Page should not be excluded from the public space,” contended attorney Andrea Williams with the Christian Legal Centre. “Here we have a man who's given a lifetime to public service, who has given a lifetime to serving the community, who believes in the Bible like millions of people across the world.”