High Court to rule on Christian student declared unfit to practice as a social worker because of 'traditional' views on homosexuality
This is a tricky area because it involves the intersection of private beliefs and public service. My view is that the service user has got to be at the forefront of any decision and there is no doubt that private beliefs impact on how people go about their work.
It is also worth considering what the reaction has been if the comments had been racist. I doubt that many people would be queuing up to defend free speech under these circumstances �