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Tory Teacher Warned Over Homosexuality Comments

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A Christian teacher in UK was given a written warning by his employer for saying homosexuality is not the norm and Christians shouldn’t be penalized for their views on homosexuality.

08/09/2010 UK (The Christian Institute)-A teacher and former Tory candidate who said homosexuality is not the norm and Christians shouldn’t be penalised for their views has been given a written warning by his employer.

Philip Lardner, who was dumped by David Cameron because of his opinions, intends to appeal against the warning for the sake of other teachers.

In April he was suspended from his teaching job, at Rashielea Primary School in Renfrewshire, because of his comments on homosexuality which he explained on his website.


Now, following a disciplinary hearing, the Scottish Daily Mail has reported Mr Lardner will be allowed to stay in teaching with a formal warning.

Back in April Mr Lardner defended his comments on homosexuality saying: “This is still a broadly Christian country, and I believe parents should have the right to oppose the promotion of homosexuality in schools.”


He said: “By suspending me as a Tory, David Cameron appears to be saying there is no place in the Party for anyone with Christian beliefs.”

Whilst standing as a Conservative candidate during the general election Mr Lardner had written on his website: “I will always support the rights of homosexuals to be treated within concepts of (common-sense) equality and respect, and defend their rights to choose to live the way they want in private, but I will not accept that their behaviour is ‘normal’ or encourage children to indulge in it.”

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