JASON GROVES and CLAIRE ELLICOTT
UK Daily Mail
March 9, 2011
David Cameron has stepped into the row over the Christian couple who have been barred from fostering children because of their belief that homosexuality is wrong.
He appeared to back the courts by saying Owen and Eunice Johns had been dealt with in an ‘appropriate way’, and added that Christians must be ‘tolerant and welcoming’ towards homosexuality.
His comments came days after Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith also publicly backed the ruling in the Johns case.
Last night they provoked a backlash from Christian groups who feel their beliefs are being trampled on by Government equality laws.
Former Tory Home Office minister Ann Widdecombe said: ‘It is high time the Government was “tolerant and welcoming and broad-minded” towards Christians.
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