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Christians Have No Right to Wear Cross at Work, Says Government
The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2012 | David Barrett

Posted on 03/10/2012 5:26:46 PM PST by nickcarraway

Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.

In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross.

It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a “requirement” of the Christian faith, employers can ban the wearing of the cross and sack workers who insist on doing so.

The Government’s position received an angry response last night from prominent figures including Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.

He accused ministers and the courts of “dictating” to Christians and said it was another example of Christianity becoming sidelined in official life.

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Lillian Ladele, who worked as a registrar for Islington council in north London for 17 years, said she was forced to resign in 2007 after being disciplined, and claimed she had been harassed over her beliefs.

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(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antichristian; britain; christians; christophobia; crosses; europeanunion

1 posted on 03/10/2012 5:26:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Coming soon to a muzzilized country near you!


2 posted on 03/10/2012 5:28:06 PM PST by FrankR
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To: nickcarraway

The solution is a Cross Tattooed in the middle of the forehead. This is common in the areas where Islamofascism is intruding into traditional Coptic areas.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 5:29:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

Tea, but try taking away the Muslim headpieces and you will find yourself without a head.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 5:30:58 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: muawiyah

Hmmm, doesn’t the Bible prohibit tattoos?


5 posted on 03/10/2012 5:34:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: FrankR

Good grief, Jews don’t HAVE to wear yarmulkes but if someone was “offended” by someone wearing one they’d rightfully be called a bigot. And it would not surprise me in the least if Stars of David are banned in Britain, too. Britain doesn’t realize the whirlwind they are reaping. What a cesspool that once great country has become.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 5:35:27 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: nickcarraway

So much for the “Conservative” government.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 5:40:43 PM PST by montag813
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To: nickcarraway
Only for Jews. If you're not a Jew not to worry.

The Copts in Egypt definitely put it on the line every time they walk out the door with a cross tattooed on the forehead.

8 posted on 03/10/2012 5:50:31 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

“...Britons neeeever will be slaves....” blah, blah, blah..


9 posted on 03/10/2012 5:54:03 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: FrankR

>>Coming soon to a muzzilized country near you!<<

That country being the USA, sooner than any of us would like to imagine.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 5:54:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Make it with an erasable ink pen. No tats for me.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 6:01:10 PM PST by BipolarBob (When do the salmon return to Capistrano?)
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To: nickcarraway

It should be up the employer. If he wants to let his employees wear a cross, fine. If not, that’s fine too.

The rub would be if certain groups and their symbols are given special protection while Christian symbols are not.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 6:03:10 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: nickcarraway

A crucifix is not jewelry.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 6:16:42 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: nickcarraway; zot; SeraphimApprentice; Interesting Times

The continuing of cleansing society of Christianity and its symbols. And thus helping end a cornerstone of Western civilization.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 6:22:10 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: nickcarraway

I can only imagine what a sad sad place the formerly great Britain is now.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 6:25:21 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: nickcarraway

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if people would unpucker their sphincters?


16 posted on 03/10/2012 6:26:04 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: GreyFriar

“And thus helping end a cornerstone of Western civilization.”

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Yes.

The entire foundation, actually.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 6:29:50 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: nickcarraway
A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a ha-jib, burka, or symbol of the crescent moon and star, employers can ban the wearing of the cross and sack workers who insist on doing so.

There, fixed it.

18 posted on 03/10/2012 6:34:17 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: nickcarraway

From the article, it seems the LGBT folks are the ones wanting to ban Catholic or other Christian symbols. Kill religion is their goal.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 6:41:04 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: nickcarraway
To the non-believer, those symbols of religon are just trinkets, the only people who could or would be offended by them would have to be a devil.
20 posted on 03/10/2012 6:48:46 PM PST by Gertie
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To: JimSEA

“Kill religion is their goal.”

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I peeked at the ending.

They lose.


21 posted on 03/10/2012 6:50:02 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: nickcarraway

Then I’m going to assume they’ve also told the Muslims they don’t need to bring their prayer rugs and pray 5 times a day?

No?

Wow, did not see that coming.

(sarcasm)


22 posted on 03/10/2012 7:54:21 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: GreyFriar

Every symbol of Christianity is being removed. And this is only the beginning of the persecutions.


23 posted on 03/10/2012 8:03:03 PM PST by zot
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To: nickcarraway

Overwhelm them with civil disobedience!

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24 posted on 03/10/2012 8:24:20 PM PST by G Larry
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To: nickcarraway

Does this include members of the death cult? Are they forbidden to wear the head coverings?


25 posted on 03/10/2012 10:44:26 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: FrankR

Homos and otrher perverts out of the closet to welcoming arms - Christians into the closet to not “offend” the scum of the earth.


26 posted on 03/11/2012 4:24:02 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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