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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Britain: Christians should 'leave their beliefs at home or get another job'

Christians should leave their religious beliefs at home or accept that a personal expression of faith at work, such as wearing a cross, means they might have to resign and get another job, government lawyers have said...

...James Eadie QC, acting for the government, told the European court that the refusal to allow an NHS nurse and a British Airways worker to visibly wear a crucifix at work “did not prevent either of them practicing religion in private”, which would be protected by human rights law.

He argued that that a Christian, or any other religious believer, “under difficulty” is not discriminated against if the choice of “resigning and moving to a different job” is not blocked.
Read the rest here.

6 comments:

John Scott said...

Well-advanced in the UK under a "Conservative" government. And if you don't think the legal and cultural groundwork for this is being constructed in the USA... I hope you're enjoying your stay in Fantasyland. Voting for Mr. Obama and his radical secularist technocrats, or sitting out the election to indulge in some kind of anti-GOP tantrum, will only serve to accelerate the process.

off2 said...

Can The Queen, as Defender of the Faith, defend the faith against the assaults of her government?

Anonymous said...

Well said Mr. Scott. Time to put the tantrums away indeed.

Michael Commini said...

So, according to Scott, it's the current Republican party or the coliseum? I think I'd rather face the lions.

Fr Theodore said...

Perhaps it is time for the Queen to return to an earlier practice, and wear prominent jeweled crosses on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

So human rights laws protect only the practice of one's religion in private but not in public?