'For refusing to use preferred pronouns and expressing his Christian belief on marriage in response to questions from pupils, he became a marked man. From that moment, everything he did in the classroom and outside of it came under intense scrutiny,' Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, said of barred teacher Joshua Sutcliffe.
'The Department for Education must look closely at this case and take appropriate action to protect teachers, who often hold Christian beliefs on these issues, from being hounded out of the profession for opposing or even questioning transgender ideology,' Andrea Williams of the Christian Legal Centre said.
‘Anyone who cares about freedom of speech should be alarmed by what is happening to me. If it happens to me in Malta, I assure you that it will soon be happening in other countries across the world,’ Christian charity worker Matthew Grech said.
'It is disturbing how Christian beliefs on marriage, which have been held and expressed for thousands of years, are being silenced and treated with such hostility and disdain,' Lewisham mayoral candidate Maureen Martin said.
'The mistake Worcester College made was to immediately capitulate to the demands of an activist mob and ban a group from its premises without properly investigating the allegations against it,' said the Free Speech Union's Toby Young.