Foster ban Christians 'feel sidelined'

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A Derbyshire couple barred from fostering children because of their opinions on homosexuality say they have been sidelined despite holding "mainstream Christian views".

Eunice and Owen Johns took their case to the High Court after a Derby City Council social worker expressed concerns when they said they could not tell a child a "homosexual lifestyle" was acceptable.

But judges ruled that laws protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation "should take precedence" over the right not to be discriminated against on religious grounds.

The Johns have called for an independent inquiry into the matter.

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