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UK Bank Sued For Closing Accounts Of Christian Ministry

by | Wed, Nov 23 2022

A Northern Ireland judge has refused to dismiss a discrimination case against Barclays Bank after it unilaterally closed the bank accounts of a Christian ministry.

The Core Issues Trust sued the bank for closing its accounts following a concerted LGBT campaign.

The Christian ministry offers therapy to individuals with an unwanted same-sex attraction.

Barclays closed the non-profit’s business accounts in 2020 after allegedly receiving more than 300 threatening calls in an orchestrated campaign by LGBT activists.

The bank refused to apologise and failed to give the court any reason for its actions.

The Christian Legal Centre is representing the trust.

CEO Andrea Williams said the bank capitulated to bullying tactics and became a part of the cancel culture.

The Christian Post reports an online petition in support of the Core Issues Trust garnered more than 71,000 signatures.

The petition argued that the non-profit doesn’t engage in abusive treatment of LGBT individuals.

Critics noted that during the global financial crisis Barclays was happy to receive an enormous injection of funds from Qatar where homosexuality is illegal.

A full hearing of the case is scheduled for next month.