Two Council Workers Threatened with Dismissal for Participating in Homosexual Adoption

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: March 25, 2003

The Sefton (North West of England) Council workers, Norah Ellis and Dawn Jackson, refused to take part in adoptions for gay parents as not compatible with the Christian concept of family. As a consequence they have been threatened with dismissal for not doing their job.

Norah Ellis and Dawn Jackson had almost fifty years of social work experience between them, specializing in adoption and fostering, an area where there is a recruitment shortage. Both stressed that their opposition to homosexual adoption was based on sound professional judgment as well as Christian conviction. Now that joint adoption by homosexual couples is possible by English law, the pressure on social workers is further increasing. Thanks to the Christian Institute of reporting this case. Source: