Lillian Ladele, the civil marriage registrar whose landmark Christian freedom case reached the European Court of Human Rights, died last October. Lillian was told by Islington Council that she must perform (same sex) civil partnership ceremonies, even though they violated her Christian conscience. The Christian Institute’s Sam Webster made these comments on 27 October 2015, at her funeral:
“In Lillian, God truly raised up a servant, placing her where she was at such a time as He did. As disciples of Jesus Christ we are called to count the cost, but few are called to do so in such a public way as Lillian Ladele… Ultimately, Lillian did not succeed on her appeal to Europe, but the truth is that she achieved a great deal through her stand.
It is a tribute to Lillian that official guidance now prompts public authorities to explore how they might accommodate those with a conscientious objection, including registrars.”
Source: The Christian Institute
Reading: Revelation 14:13
PRAISE God Lillian opened doors of respect towards Christians in work. PRAY her legacy may be built on.