POSTED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 5:43pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 8:45pm
tyler — Today's topic was reported by CNS News.
Britain's Conservative-led government plans to argue in a European Court of Human Rights case that employers are entitled to ban the visible wearing of crosses at work because displaying the symbol is not a recognized "requirement" of the Christian faith.
A document leaked to Britain's Sunday Telegraph outlines the argument the government plans to present at the tribunal in Strasbourg, France, where two Christian women will claim that their rights were violated when employers barred them from wearing crosses at work.
At the center of the applicants' case is Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which 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."
So the argument is that you are not required to wear a cross to be a Christian, so there is no need to wear one.
But.the article did say that turbans and veils were allowed.
I am afraid that our biggest ally, Britain, lost her way years ago, seemingly trying to be all things to all people.
And this is another example.
That's my point of view, whats yours?
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