A Christian group has lodged a legal challenge against London bus ads featuring ‘Some People Are Gay, Get Over It!’
Core Issues Trust, a ‘gay cure’ organization, has lodged papers at the High Court attempting to force Transport for London to take down the billboards.
They claim the transport chiefs are deliberately ignoring a ruling by High Court, which judged the posters from gay rights group Stonewall to be ‘highly offensive to fundamentalist Christians’ who believe ‘gay sex is a sin’.
The advert, a parody of Stonewall’s campaign, would have said ‘Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post Gay and Proud. Get Over It!’ a
At the time Justice Lang, sitting at London’s High Court, ruled the mayor had not abused his position by banning the adverts.
But she did question the decision to allow the Stonewall’s campaign as well, ruling allowing one and not the other was ‘inconsistent and partial’.
The outcome of an appeal is due later this year.
In his application, Core Issues Trust Michael Davidson is lodging an urgent judicial review application seeking an injunction forcing TfL to take Stonewall’s adverts down.
‘I feel that Stonewall and the Defendant are deliberately flouting the rulings of the court by renewing their advertisement campaign on buses which was clearly prohibited by the earlier judgment of Mrs Justice Lang,’ he says.
‘Until such time when we have the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the Defendant should not have allowed Stonewall’s advertisement to reappear on their buses.’
A spokesman for TfL told The Telegraph: ‘These ads are in line with our advertising policy.’
Richard Lane, the media manager for Stonewall, told Gay Star News: ‘Many Christians will no doubt despair that the Core Issues Trust is yet again choosing to spend an estimated £30,000 on legal fees to defend their voodoo ‘gay cure’ practices.
‘It will not be lost on many that a more Christian way to spend the money would be to help Sightsavers restore the sight of 7,500 children.’