By Bob Unruh
Another magistrate has been punished for resisting the tidal wave of “gay” advances in Western nations.
According to the Christian Institute in the United Kingdom, Richard Page was dismissed as a magistrate for expressing his belief that children do best when they are brought up by a man and a woman.
A hearing has begun in the U.K. on charges that his opinion made him homophobic, a characterization he refuses to accept.
He said the removal was “illiberal and intolerant,” and he’s entitled to compensation for job discrimination, insisting he has a right to believe “a child needs a mother and a father.”
He had been a magistrate for some 15 years. In England and Wales, there are 21,500 volunteer judicial office holders who serve in magistrates’ courts. Magistrates do not require legal training or qualifications.
“I was portrayed as homophobic and I refute this. … I am not judging the people, I’m judging what’s best for the child,” he told the tribunal.
Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, which is representing Page, said he was charged with being “prejudiced.”
Williams said judicial officials did not like him explaining his case in public.
“This unmasks the face of the new political orthodoxy; it is unkind. It tries to silence opposing views and if it fails it crushes and punishes the person who holds those views,” Williams said. “To remove someone like Richard from the bench is modern-day madness. He has a lifetime of public service and expertise in mental health. He is motivated by his Christian faith and a deep compassion for people.”
The five-day hearing is before the Croydon Employment Tribunal. Page was removed in 2015 after he gave a media interview in which he said his adoption decisions are based on what’s best for the child, which is to be with a mother Click to see the original article