Surprise! Christian co-worker acts religious

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A woman fired in Great Britain in 2014 for discussing the Bible and sexuality with a lesbian co-worker has won her discrimination case. 

Sarah Mbuyi, 31, worked as a nursery nurse where she talked about homosexuality and the Bible with a lesbian co-worker who later asked to be transferred.

Even though the co-worker initiated the discussion, she filed a complaint and three days later Mbuyi was fired.

Mbuyi

An employment tribunal sided with the fired nursery worker, who is now working elsewhere.

Andrea Williams, a Christian Concern attorney who represented Mbuyi, says her client was friendly to the co-worker, and gave her gifts and cards.

"She wanted her colleague to know the transformative love that is found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ," Williams tells OneNewsNow.

Williams, Andrea (Christian Concern)The Guardian newspaper, describing Mbuyi's complaint, wrote that she "denied harassment and maintained that her colleague approached her asking about religion and same-sex marriage and was angry she had been barred from marrying her partner in a church."

The tribunal found that the employer had made "stereotypical assumptions" about Christians, when it reacted to the complaint and fired Mbuyi.

The tribunal wrote that the fired employee's views are "worthy of respect in a democratic society."

"Society promotes, endorses ideologies that are absolutely contrary to His word," Mbuyi said in a British radio interview. "And in this regard, if people like me, if I may say, and other Christians choose to stand by God's word, we will face hostility."

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