Saturday, March 24, 2012

To banish the cross from the public square...

The result of every growing secularism in England and Europe can be seen in the following article in the Times... The whole article is available here  The impetus is clear:  The government does not believe that Christians have a right to openly wear a crucifix in the workplace.  Such a violation is subject to dismissal by the employer.  This is the current status of freedom of religion in Europe and England, and, if many get their way in America, we will see it soon here... unless the SCOTUS refutes such egregious violation of our rights...

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.

The Government's refusal to say that Christians have a right to display the symbol of their faith at work emerged after its plans to legalise same-sex marriages were attacked by the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain.

A poll commissioned by The Sunday Telegraph shows that the country is split on the issue.

The Strasbourg case hinges on whether human rights laws protect the right to wear a cross or crucifix at work under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

It states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And yet......the governments of Europe, and especially the UK, will bend over backwards to accommodate the Muslims.

Why do they feel the need to stamp out Christianity? How much longer will God continue to watch on the sidelines while the persecution continues.