Nurse ‘Lost Her Job Over Christian Beliefs’
Sarah Mbuyi claims she was dismissed for gross misconduct after telling a colleague homosexuality was a sin.
A nursery nurse has said she lost her job after telling a gay colleague her beliefs on homosexuality as a Christian.
Sarah Mbuyi said she made the comment after she was asked about her Christian beliefs by a co-worker at New Park Childcare in Highbury, north London, in January.
Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre which is assisting Ms Mbuyi, said the Government has “seriously let down” the Christian community.
Ms Mbuyi is claiming unfair dismissal on the grounds of religious discrimination.
She said: “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.”
During an internal disciplinary hearing she claimed her colleague had alleged she raised the issue of homosexuality of a number of occasions. She was dismissed for gross misconduct.
Ms Mbuyi added: “My disciplinary hearing was hopelessly one-sided because they put my accuser’s claims to me as fact, without any forewarning and so I wasn’t prepared.
"It seemed to me they had already made up their minds to justify sacking me, before hearing my side of the story."
Ms Williams called for Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene in the case.
She said: “Sharing Biblical truths out of genuine love and concern for colleagues is being outlawed in the workplace by a dominating cultural correctness.
"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."
In an article for the Church Times this week, Mr Cameron said Britain should be “more confident about our status as a Christian country”.