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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Christians "Don't Get a Fair Hearing"

Christians Need to Stand Up and Speak Out~It is Almost Too Late!

Christians Gary McFarlane and Shirley Chaplin [and two other women who claim they were forced out of their jobs for wearing the cross] have filed their cases with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, claiming that they were discriminated against at work.

Unbelievably, 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.

Shirley Chaplin, a nurse from Exeter, was moved away from nursing to a clerical role by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust in Devon after refusing to remove a necklace bearing a crucifix. [She has since lost her job after 30 years of nursing!]. She states:

"I feel that Christians are very marginalized in the work place, we don't get a fair hearing. Other faiths are allowed to manifest their beliefs through clothing or jewellery in their workplace; Christians are not."

 One only has to open a newspaper or turn on a TV to see what happens whenever a muslim is asked to respect the laws like everyone else. Blind people with guard dogs, alcohol or bacon can't get taxis or even step on public buses lest the religion of perpetual whining be offended, yet a Christian is expected to erase any sign of their faith~In A Christian Country??

One must ask, just what it will take for people to open their eyes?

* Read the story at The Telegraph

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