Prison Worker Loses Employment Tribunal Appeal over Sermon

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: August 4, 2017

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Governmental / Workplace

A Christian prison worker has lost his latest appeal in the courts over his discipline by HMP Littlehey. Rev Barry Trayorn who worked as a gardener, but volunteered in the chapel, fell into trouble after delivering a talk to prisoners about homosexuality and sin. Following a complaint, he was disciplined then later resigned. In 2016, an employment tribunal ruled that his employers acted within the law. A judge confirmed in August 2017 that ruling was fair, claiming his words could "legitimise mistreatment of homosexual prisoners." Trayhorn will take his case to the Court of Appeal.

Source: Christian Concern