Christians In Britain Denied to Wear The Christian Cross
Posted by addisethiopia on January 14, 2013
Christians face judgement day in Strasbourg ‘right to wear the cross’ case
Judges at Strasbourg will rule on Tuesday whether four Christians were discriminated against at work, including two women who claim they were forced out of their jobs for wearing the cross.
The British government is fighting the cases, arguing that because crosses are not a “requirement” of the Christian faith, employers can forbid the wearing of such symbols and sack workers who insist on doing so.
Christians’ rights: Martyred on a cross of secular liberalism
Since the Harry Hammond case just over a decade ago, the British courts have become a battleground for the clash of secular and Christian viewpoints.
The battle has been almost universally one way as the rights of Christians, in terms of the ability to practise their faith in the public sphere, have been eroded to the point where they have virtually no protection.
The cases that I have been instructed in are alarming- and it’s not just the “little people”: health workers or junior civil servants.
It’s also the top accountant being told he’s lost his job because a public authority disapproves of his church’s website.
And it’s not just people’s jobs that are at stake. Even the right to worship is under threat with Christians being prosecuted for singing hymns at church on a Sunday because they’re too noisy.