Sunday, March 11, 2012

British Govt. Charges Christians Have No Right to Wear Cross at Work

Apparently, there are two cases involving private companies VS employees which will be argued in something called the "European Court of Human Rights." Coming soon to a North American continent near you.

From the Telegraph UK:
"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.”

The Christian women bringing the case, Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin, claim that they were discriminated against when their employers barred them from wearing the symbols. They want the European Court to rule that this breached their human right to manifest their religion.

The Government’s official response states that wearing the cross is not a “requirement of the faith” and therefore does not fall under the remit of Article 9."
Although I'm quite certain that same govt. insists Muslims have a right to foot baths and adhan 5 times a day.

Go figure.

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