UK Court Rules Christians Not Allowed To Show Cross Necklace At Work – OK For Muslims & Sikhs To Show Religious Symbols Though!

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“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.

We first told you over a year ago about a British Airways employee who was suspended for refusing to cover up a small Christian cross on her necklace. Nadia Eweida fought the BA discrimination, but now a UK court has agreed with British Airways – saying that Christians must cover up while Sikhs and Muslims can continue to wear outward signs of their faiths in the form of turbans, hijabs etc.

As far as I’m concerned it is just one more indication of British society in chaos.

As far as British Airways is concerned, they will be my last choice from now on.

Further Reading…

BBC: Woman Loses Fight To Wear Cross

BFP: British Airways Boycott Grows After Christian Employee Suspended For Wearing Cross

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10 responses to “UK Court Rules Christians Not Allowed To Show Cross Necklace At Work – OK For Muslims & Sikhs To Show Religious Symbols Though!

  1. ninemikemike

    The idiocy of BA’s so-called PR department knows no bounds. A growing roster of “book me on anything but BA” travellers will be their reward.
    The idiotic , if not downright treasonous attitude of the British Judiciary is however no surprise at all. They and the UK government that they support, are well down the road of suppressing the indigenous culture in favour of alien ones. It may simply be PC, but I believe it has a lot to do with block vote buying as well.
    UK RIP.

  2. Anon

    Let her wear the cross somewhere else! On the side of her specs, or engrave it into the lenses or wear a cross ring.

    Maybe it is the necklace that is the issue?

    Plainly there is more to this story than your simple pro-christian (and as usual anti muslim) refrain.

    If it was up to me no-one should wear visible displays of their faith, it should be within!!!!

  3. reality check

    the whole concept of disallowing a person to wear a small cross is so ludicrous as to be surreal.

    There may be a rule of British Airways not to wear christian necklaces but if the rule is funadmentally discriminatory to Christians then the Law and the UK court system have failed to protect citizens equally. The double standard and waste of court money to fight this is quite an abuse and travesty on the legal process.

  4. 2 Cents

    BFP,

    I have appealed to you in the past to analyze the hits on the various stories that appear on this blog relative to their position on the readers computer screen. You will see clearly that hot stories loose traction once they get regulated down the viewer’s page. In the absence of some other rationale, it therefore makes sense to keep hot stories at or close to the top of the page.

    We could careless what a UK court has ruled right now!

    You are just as irresponsible as the Nation and Advocate that you keep griping aboout!
    That a BLP suppoter COULD make reference to your first story today in an argument that the DLP meeting last night was ineffective is testomony to your level of irresponsibility.

    What newpaper or other information source, places a crap story ahead of serious issues and in the middle of this battle that we are up against.

    NB. In the interest of full disclosure and to pre-empt your usual rebuttal.

    I am a BLP suppoter who will be voting DLP on January 15th.

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    BFP replies…

    I agree! we’ll push the story down.

    thanks for the input.

  5. Bimbro

    In summary, under Blair, and perhaps now, also under Brown, Britain is ashamed of being a christian country – it beggars belief!!!!

    How else will this be interpreted!!!!

  6. Bimbro

    Thought, Adrian Loveridge might be interested in expressing an opinion here, about the religious, demise of his homeland!

  7. liz

    I agree with Anon – maybe jewelry is not allowed while in uniform and the issue is therefore not the symbol of Christianity but the jewelry.
    However if the uniform is the paramount issue then why should scarves etc be allowed?

  8. Barbadian Muslim

    Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the ECHR)- incorporated into UK domestic law by section 1 of Human Rights Act 1998- states that the enjoyment of ECHR rights “shall be secured without discriminatioon on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status”

    It is fundamental to remember that, to a Muslim woman, the wearing of Hijab is not merely a personal display of faith. It is a religious obligation and thus a matter of personal obedience to God.

  9. Bimbro

    Barbadian Muslim, said;

    It is fundamental to remember that, to a Muslim woman, the wearing of Hijab is not merely a personal display of faith. It is a religious obligation and thus a matter of personal obedience to God.

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    BM, you’re a pathetic, apologist, for muslims. Most of us here, will know the expression, ‘when in Rome do as the Romans do’! I suggest that both you and your Muslim friends return to Pakistan, or wherever, and do your practices there, that’s if they’d have you, which I very much doubt they would!

    In summary, “get-lost with your idiotic, muslim brainwashing”!!!!

  10. Barbadian Muslim

    Wow Bimbro

    Talk about anit-Muslim..I thought we were living a tolerant democratic society.. I guess you’re now..

    I’m not apologizing on behalf of anyone, I’m just stating the facts of the religion which you are totally ignorant of! Why would I want to go back to Pakistan? I am a born Barbadian and have every right to live here and practise my religion. It’s people like you who cause disruption and conflict in this world. Stop stereotyping!!