Say what? Christian magistrate can appeal dismissal for gay adoption comments as judge says ‘intolerant views’ must be respected

Members of the judiciary are permitted to hold “intolerant views”, a tribunal has heard, as a Christian magistrate was allowed to appeal his dismissal for his views on gay adoption.

Richard Page, was sacked as a magistrate for “serious misconduct” in March 2016 by then justice secretary Michael Gove and then chief justice Lord Thomas who claimed his comments about gay adoption suggested he was “biased and prejudiced against single-sex adopters”. He has now been granted permission to appeal their decision.

During a same-sex adoption case in Kent in 2014, Mr Page, 71, from Headcorn, Kent, said that, in his view, it was in a child’s best interests to be raised by a mother and a father.

WTF??? That’s “Intolerant???”