Employment law and religious opposition to homosexuality: Omooba


Ms Omooba was an actress – a committed Christian and the daughter of Pastor Ade Omooba, a co-founder and director of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre. The First Respondent, Michael Garret Associates Ltd, was her agent (and an employment services provider pursuant to s.55 Equality Act 2010). The Second Respondent, the Leicester Theatre Trust Ltd, had engaged her to play the role of Celie in a joint production of a play based on Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple. The engagement was to be from 28 May to 20 July 2019 and the cast was publicly announced in March.

On 15 March 2019, another actor posted a screenshot of a Facebook post by Ms Omooba in September 2014, when she was a student just turned 20, in which she had written the following:

“Some Christians have completely misconceived the issue of Homosexuality, they have begun to twist the word of God. Continue reading