Equality and Human Rights Commission Says Children Could Be “Infected” by Christian Beliefs

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: March 31, 2011

The Commission which intervened in Johns v. Derby City Council argued that Christians who object to homosexual behavior or same-sex relationships should not be allowed to foster children by warning that the court that children placed with Christian parents could become “infected” with Christian beliefs.

The remark was published in legal paperwork prepared by Karon Monaghan QC for a court case involving a Christian couple struggling to be approved as foster parents.

The Commission later apologized for its remarked and wrote a letter of appology to Mr and Mrs Johns.

Read the apology here.