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Gay atheist Starkey warns of tyranny against Christians

The historian David Starkey, who is gay and an atheist, has warned against creating a "new tyranny" after a Christian couple with anti-gay views were stopped from fostering children.

Eunice and Owen Johns took their case to the High Court after a Derby City Council social worker expressed concerns when they said they could not tell a child a "homosexual lifestyle" was acceptable.

Mr Starkey said on Question Time he had profound doubts about the decision and being "nice and sweet about gays isn't wholly a good thing".

Watch more on the Question Time website.


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