London, Jun 5, 2008 (CNA).- A British civil servant has requested permission from a London labor court to be exempted from celebrating gay “marriages” based on conscientious objection.
Lillian Ladele, a Christian who has worked for sixteen years as a local official in the London suburb of Islington, said presiding at such ceremonies would go against her faith.
Ladele told the Catholic weekly magazine The Tablet, “My Christian conscience prevents me becoming an active part in marrying a gay couple. I am not trying to prevent such marriages taking place, because I have many colleagues who would be prepared to do that.”
That is very, very sad.