“I will not hide my belief in the Lord Jesus. British Airways permits Muslims to wear a headscarf, Sikhs to wear a turban and other faiths religious apparel.”Only Christians are forbidden to express their faith.I am a loyal and conscientious employee of British Airways, but I stand up for the rights of all citizens.”Nadia Eweida – BA employee suspended for wearing Christian cross.
100 British MPs Refusing To Fly British Airways Over Employee Crucifix Ban
British Airways is facing growing calls for a boycott by Christian passengers as it deals with the fallout after a Christian employee was suspended for wearing a small Christian Cross on a necklace while at work. * (See Update Below)
The airline allows Sikhs and Muslims to wear religious headcovering and jewellery, but the Christian employee, Nadia Ewilda, was suspended without pay for wearing the small cross.
“I’ve cut up my British Airways Executive Club card – will you?”
… businessman Marcus Stafford – creator of the Boycott British Airways website: www.baboycott.com
British Airways Gives A Slap In The Face To All Christians
This situation has been going on for six weeks and BA’s Chief Executive Willie Walsh has upheld the action against a Christian for wearing a cross.
Today, British Airways announced that they are going to “review” their policy. (Telegraph article here)
We Call Upon The Prime Minister Of Barbados To Cancel All Government Travel On British Airways
The Government off Barbados should cancel all travel on British Airways for reason of BA’s persecution of Christian employees – for putting the rights of Christian employees lower than any other religion.
“To Hell with British Airways. Even if they change their policy, I will look at their aircraft and tail logo for the next decade and remember.”
…Taxi passenger today at Grantley Adams Airport, Bridgetown, Barbados (courtesy of Shona’s little brother)
One of our readers points out that the Christian lady was offered another non-uniform post where her Cross would be allowed…
Ms Eweida said she was effectively forced to take unpaid leave after refusing to hide the cross symbol she wore round her neck when people of other faiths were allowed to wear visible religious symbols such as headscarves.” – (link here)
(BFP) Stated that BA suspended the employee when in fact she was offered an alternative position
“BA said Ms Eweida had been offered a non-uniformed post were she would be able to openly wear her cross but had refused to take it.” – (link here)
While I agree the the BA position is wrong, lets not un-necessarily demonise by falsely representing their actions.
We thank Andrew for his information and making the story more accurate, but we think it’s really a sidebar on the entire issue when Sikhs are allowed to wear their religious jewellery in uniform.
Once again, some Christians view the wearing of a cross as not important at all. Some view it as integral to their faith. Who are we, and who are BA to presume to dictate what is acceptable practice for a Christian?
In a society that is bending over backwards at every turn to accomodate faiths of all kinds, it is simply unacceptable that the same consideration is not extended to Christians.
… and millions of Brits agree with our opinion.