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The dystopian Odyssey of Seyi Omooba

Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, comments on the case of Seyi Omooba. For her first three years after university, Seyi Omooba was a rising star of the musical theatre. Her professional debut in a West End musical was described by reviewers as “jaw-droppingly good,” with “ferocious gospel vocals” which “pin you to your ...

31 March 2021   Articles

Seyi Omooba

Seyi was hounded out of a promising theatre career after her four-year-old Facebook posts on Biblical marriage were criticised on Twitter.

8 February 2021   Cases

Employment Tribunal to hear case of Seyi Omooba

From Monday 1 February, the Employment Tribunal London will hear the high-profile legal case of sacked Christian actress, Seyi Omooba, 25. The West End star was removed from a lead role in a musical for a four-year-old Facebook post that cited the Bible. Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Miss Omooba is suing Leicester Curve ...

1 February 2021   Articles

Christian actress Seyi Omooba wins support of renowned theatre critic

Christian actress Seyi Omooba, who was sacked from a leading role for a historic Facebook post supporting Biblical marriage, has won the backing of an eminent theatre critic, Lloyd Evans, and a renowned theologian, Dr Martin Parsons. Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Seyi is suing Leicester Curve Theatre and Global Artists Agency, after the ...

16 November 2020   Articles

Tribunal finds against actress dropped over Facebook post

The Employment Tribunal has handed down judgment in the case of sacked Christian actress, Seyi Omooba, 25.

19 February 2021   Press Office

Case of Christian actress sacked for biblical beliefs to be heard at Employment Tribunal

From Monday 1 February, the Employment Tribunal London will hear the high-profile legal case of sacked Christian actress, Seyi Omooba, 25.

28 January 2021   Press Office

Judge upholds exclusion of expert evidence in case of sacked Christian actress

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has upheld a judge’s decision to reject expert evidence from a well-known theatre critic and Christian theologian in the case of sacked Christian actress, Seyi Omooba.

25 November 2020   Press Office

Christian actress sacked for bible-based Facebook post to appeal decision to reject expert evidence

On Thursday 19 November, the Employment Appeal Tribunal in London will consider the appeals against several decisions made in the high profile case of Seyi Omooba, the West End star removed from a lead role in a musical for a four-year-old Facebook post that cited the Bible.

16 November 2020   Press Office

‘Cancelled’ Christian actress to appeal tribunal ruling and unprecedented legal costs

A Christian actress will appeal an employment tribunal ruling which upheld her being ‘cancelled’ and hounded out of her promising career for an historic Facebook post.

31 March 2021   Press Office

‘They don’t have to believe in murder’

Christian Legal Centre’s Michael Phillips explains Seyi Omooba’s legal case to Talk Radio. This week, judgement was handed down in Seyi’s case, with the Employment Tribunal ruling against her. However, the judge clearly stated that her Christian beliefs about marriage and homosexuality are worthy of respect in a democratic society, and therefore protected. Here, Michael ...

19 February 2021   Articles

Book review: ‘Live not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents’

Tim Dieppe reviews Rod Dreher’s new book, Live not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. Bestselling author Rod Dreher has borrowed the title of this book from that of an essay by Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn which circulated in Moscow from 1974 and is dated on the very day that ...

30 November 2020   Articles

Judge upholds exclusion of expert evidence in case of fired Christian actress

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has upheld a judge’s decision to reject expert evidence from a well-known theatre critic and Christian theologian in the case of sacked Christian actress, Seyi Omooba. Seyi, an up and coming West End star, was removed from the lead role in the musical The Color Purple in March 2019 ...

25 November 2020   Articles

Human Rights Committee to investigate hate speech and free expression

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is investigating the issue of freedom of expression, calling for evidence from interested groups and individuals. Christian Concern has now submitted evidence from many of our legal cases and the individuals and families that we have supported, calling for free speech to be protected in our society. We would ...

19 November 2020   Articles

Scottish atheists target Christians for ‘hate crime’?

The Scottish National Party’s proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is currently being scrutinised by Scotland Justice Committee. Largely unpopular with the public, it has managed to unite everyone from Catholic priests to the National Secular Society into warning that it could criminalise free speech. Now, an ‘Ian Stewart’, supposed convener of Atheists ...

2 September 2020   Articles

Is cancel culture a ‘bad religion run amuck’?

Communications Manager Paul Huxley considers musician Nick Cave’s recent comments on cancel culture. Nick Cave is not the first person you might imagine whose comments on cultural issues would spark online discussions and comments. His haunting 2019 album Ghosteen received enormous critical acclaim, taking many Album of the Year awards. But Cave’s recent comments in ...

14 August 2020   Articles

The cancel culture: the intolerance of the tolerance agenda

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska comments on the growing strength of ‘cancel culture’. One of the only certain things we can say about these very uncertain times is that there is an oppressive air of incivility within the public square which is nowhere better evidenced than by the cancel culture. As far as social ...

10 July 2020   Articles

Scottish hate crime bill ‘over-regulates free speech’

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska comments on how the proposed new Scottish hate crime bill endangers freedom of speech. On 23 April 2020, the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Scottish government. On the same day, the Government issued a call for evidence in relation to the bill, with ...

29 May 2020   Articles

Drop the jury and trust a judge? No thanks.

Andrea Minichiello Williams, who worked as a criminal and family barrister in her early years at the Bar, comments on suggestions that we should drop jury trials in the light of the coronavirus. When I trained in law, we were made to understand the importance of trial by jury. An ancient right ensuring justice for ...

1 May 2020   Articles

Kristie wins hearts at Free Speech Union launch

Tim Dieppe reports on the launch of the Free Speech Union This week saw the launch of a new initiative to defend free speech. The Free Speech Union (FSU) has been set up by journalist Toby Young in order to help protect and support people who suffer in the work place or the public square ...

28 February 2020   Articles

Sharing news of the ‘amazing God’

West End actress Seyi Omooba was dropped by her agency and a leading role in musical ‘The Color Purple’ after being criticised for a five-year-old Facebook post citing the Bible’s view on homosexuality. Speaking to Andrew Bolt on Australian TV show, The Bolt Report, Seyi shared her love for God and spoke of how she ...

11 October 2019   Articles

‘Celie’s character has been hijacked by LGBT advocates’

Talented West End actress, Seyi Omooba, was dropped from the leading role in musical, The Color Purple, and then dropped by her agency for expressing her religious views on Facebook. Christian Concern’s Chief Executive, Andrea Williams, addresses the accusations against Seyi that she was hypocritical to take the role, saying that Seyi “never made any ...

11 October 2019   Articles

‘Penalised for being a Christian’

West End actress Seyi Omooba lost her role as Celie in the musical, ‘The Color Purple’, when a Facebook post she had written over four years earlier was dug out and labelled ‘hypocritical’. The post cited what the Bible says about homosexuality, the need for repentance and God’s love for all humanity. Speaking to BBC ...

11 October 2019   Articles

Christian hounded out of her acting career for a post

Seyi Omooba had a promising career in musical theatre threatened after another West End actor challenged over supposedly ‘homophobic’ comments she’d made over four years earlier on Facebook. Watch her story below:  

4 October 2019   Articles

‘I was expressing my beliefs – does that mean I can’t perform?’

Talented Christian actress, Seyi Omooba, was hounded out of her promising West End career for a post she made on Facebook in 2014. The post cited what the Bible says about homosexuality, the need for repentance and God’s love for all humanity. Seyi was set to perform in the lead role of Celie, in the ...

2 October 2019   Articles
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