Duke Amachree, married and father of 3 children, served Wandsworth Council as a Homelessness Prevention Officer diligently for 18 years. He was recently dismissed in circumstances Christians and non-Christians alike across Great Britian rightly view as outrageous.
In January of this year, Duke was helping a client with her housing situation. The client had seen various doctors who had told her that she had an incurable medical condition. Out of compassion for her, Duke commented that sometimes the doctors don’t know everything – and encouraged her to consider putting her faith in God.
The client did not complain to Duke, but did go to his managers to report him. Two days later the managers knocked on Duke’s door as he was conducting another interview, asked him to finish up and then report to the Director’s office. When he arrived, Duke was told that there had been a complaint and that he was being suspended with immediate effect. His pass was taken away and he was told not to make contact with any of his friends and colleagues or to come near the offices. He was then marched off the premises. Duke subsequently lost his job.
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