Cross Controversy Stirred Up Again in UK

BY STACEY WELSH ANCHOR LAUREN GORES The Telegraph has reported the British government could be cracking down on crosses. This comes after two women were suspended from their jobs for wearing crosses to work more than five years ago. The paper says the government is dragging out the issue based on a document that… “…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.” So basically, the government might allow employers to ban their employees from wearing crosses at work. CBN’s The 700 Club reports some say this reasoning isn’t fair to Christians because… “…critics point out that Sikhs and Muslims have been given special protections for their clothing.” British Airways employee Nadia Eweida was suspended in 2006 after she refused to take off her cross necklace at work. A blogger for The Guardian writes the controversy highlights… “…the way in which even secularist governments are unable to get away from theological questions… Christianity is so much taken as the norm that it seems wrong, unchristian, when its demands clash with those of the secular world.” Media outlets report the court is set to begin reconsidering Eweida’s and a second woman, Shirley Chaplin’s. The Daily Mail quotes former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, who sees irony in the situation: “…when governments and courts dictate to Christians that the cross is a
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