The Christian Legal Centre has taken on the case of Sarah Mbuyi, 30, a Christian nursery nurse, who was dismissed after sharing her views about homosexuality with a work colleague.
This former employee at Newpark Childcare in Highbury, London, is making a claim for unfair dismissal on the grounds of religious discrimination. She has shared that a lesbian colleague, who regularly engaged her in conversation about Christianity, raised the subject of the biblical view of homosexuality in January 2014, adding she was unhappy that she couldn’t marry her partner because of the Church, and that she thought God condoned homosexuality.
Miss Mbuyi explained: “When I said no, God does not condone the practice of homosexuality, but does love you and says you should come to Him as you are, she became emotional and went off to report me to my manager.”
Following a disciplinary hearing held about the conversation, Sarah was instantly dismissed for gross misconduct.
Sarah believes she was targeted because of her Christian faith. She said, “Time and again my colleague initiated conversations to probe me about my faith, especially about homosexuality. I never ever condemned her or accused her, but when she asked me directly what I believed, I was open about sharing the Bible’s teaching that homosexual sex (not the people) is wrong. It’s clear that this offended her, and she was determined to get me sacked, simply because I expressed traditional Christian beliefs.”
Sarah, who now works at another nursery, is being represented by the Christian Legal Centre (CLC). Andrea Williams, barrister and CEO of CLC, stated, “Sarah’s case demonstrates the confusion we’re experiencing in current times. David Cameron has given public recognition of the enormous positive impact that Jesus Christ has had on our nation, but he wants to mould Christianity to his political agenda. History shows that Christianity is greater than any political agenda.
“The Christian Legal Centre is representing Sarah Mbuyi as the latest in a line of Christians, who are being threatened by a movement to repress Christians from living out a genuine expression of their faith, in a country which once led the world in freedom and justice.”