Freedom of Religion


The Right Rev. Anthony Priddis, a Church of England bishop, blocked John Reaney's appointment as a church youth worker. Reaney says it was because he is gay. Priddis reportedly believed that Reaney's lifestyle would "impact the spiritual, moral and ethical leadership within the Diocese." So Reaney sued, and the Cardiff Employment Tribunal ordered Priddis to pay him £47,345 and to undergo equal opportunity training.