Hereford withdraws appeal against John Reaney award

The Hereford Diocesan Board of Finance has withdrawn the notice of appeal it filed in March in the employment discrimination case involving John Reaney. In July 2007, the tribunal decided that the diocese had unlawfully discriminated against Mr Reaney because of his sexual orientation, when the Bishop of Hereford, the Rt Revd Anthony Priddis, refused […]

Diocese of Hereford loses discrimination case against gay Christian youth leader

Changing Attitude England welcomes the judgement issued by the Employment Tribunal against the Board of Finance of the Diocese of Hereford. The Tribunal found that the Diocese discriminated against Mr John Reaney in not appointing him to the post of Youth Officer within the Diocese. The tribunal claim was backed and financed by the gay […]

The Bishop of Hereford and the employment tribunal

The Bishop of Hereford The Bishop of Hereford told an employment tribunal in Cardiff he was complying with Church teachings when he decided not to appoint John Reaney, 41, from Llandudno, to the position of a youth worker. It was his lifestyle, specifically that he was a sexually active man and not married that cost him the […]