U.K. Public School tried to Punish Teacher who Shared Biblical Marriage Views with Student*
By Steve Weatherbe
A public school teacher disciplined for revealing her Christian beliefs about homosexuality to an inquisitive student received an apology from her school after she threatened court action.
Vicky Allen, a 51-year-old teaching assistant at Brannel School in St Austell, Cornwall, and her employer announced a settlement hours before a hearing with the Employment Tribunal was to begin.
It read in part: “Andy Edmonds, the Head teacher, has recognized Victoria Allen’s right to share her Christian beliefs with students and has apologized for any upset that Victoria Allen may have felt during the disciplinary process.”
Allen was supported by Christian Concern and its offshoot, the Christian Legal Centre, which has fought many recent court battles for free speech and religious rights.
Andrea Williams, the founder of both organizations, told news media,
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