by Frances Gibb
The Times, Legal Editor
Christianity deserves no protection in law above other faiths and to do so would be ‘irrational, divisive, capricious and arbitrary’, a senior judge said yesterday.
In the latest clash between the judiciary and Christian believers Lord Justice Laws said that laws could not be used to protect one religion above another.
By Andrew Brown
Carey’s intervention in the case of the Christian Relate counsellor has been fisked by an appeal court judge. The judgment handed down by Lord Justice Laws doesn’t merely crush the case of Gary McFarlane, the evangelical Christian sacked by counselling service Relate for refusing to give sex therapy to gay couples; it goes out of its way to demolish former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey’s intervention. But does it also remove more vestiges of any established religion from the law?
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