I am delighted!
Jennie Cain is to sue her employers, the school, its headmaster and the council for alleged religious discrimination. I think she should certainly sue but wonder why those who victimised her and her five year old daughter were not dealt with.
To remind you for the details, a small child told her friend about the Christian faith and was then reprimanded by her teacher. That a child should process her thoughts and ideas by talking them over with a friend does not surprise me, and should not surprise a teacher.
That the teacher reprimanded the child at all disgusts me. The teacher may not be guilty of a hate crime according to the definition of the new law, but surely this is at least Christiaphobic behaviour which should have been firmly challenged by the employer? That teacher was not disciplined or corrected.
The child’s mother was then so alarmed at the way things had been handled that she sent a PRIVATE email asking Christian friends for prayer. A copy of her PRIVATE email ended up in the hands of the head teacher. The mother, a receptionist at the school was then suspended for her prayer request for four months. It is unclear to me whether she was suspended for the words of her child or because of her PRIVATE correspondence.
I am at a loss to know how it is that both the head teacher and the Christiaphobic teacher have escaped escaped disciplinary procedures.
The news that Jennie Cain is to sue came to my attention about the same time as our news was filled with the detail of two children torturing another two children, and the outcry was, “Where has our society gone wrong?”
Jennie must sue and win as this battle affects all Christians (and Christian children) in this country.