A court in London has upheld a decision banning school teacher Robert Haye from teaching for at least two years.
The case arose after Mr. Haye told a class of 15- to 16-year-old students that gay people live “disgusting” lives. He told an even younger class that “anyone who worships on Sunday is basically worshiping the devil.” Mr. Haye belongs to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which observes Saturday as the Sabbath.
Mr. Haye said in response to the court decision that “Christians are now being persecuted in [the U.K.] for believing in the Bible.” He added that “people are now afraid of being punished for not being politically correct,” and he questioned whether the U.K. was “really” a “free and democratic society.” Mr. Haye must wait two years before he may apply to teach again.
Ignoring for the moment his exaggerated rhetoric, could there be any merit to the claim that the temporary teaching ban violates Mr. Haye’s freedoms of speech or religion?
No. And you don’t have to know anything about the law to understand why.
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