Judge rules against Christian teacher sacked for saying ‘God loves you’ to lesbian pupil

An Employment Tribunal has dismissed the discrimination claim by a Christian teacher who was sacked for answering students’ questions about her beliefs. Svetlana Powell was dismissed by the T2 Apprenticeship Academy, a government-funded pre-apprenticeship academy, in Bristol in July 2016 after being asked by students about her views on homosexuality. According to Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting Powell, she was also reported as a “radicalisation threat” to the government’s anti-terrorist watchdog, Prevent.