Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kicking Christianity around in the UK

A study in Britain has found that more than half of polled thousands of Britain’s Churchgoers had suffered some form of persecution for being a Christian. These soft assaults ranged from being turned down for promotion to being rejected by family members because of their faith. (LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - May 30, 2009.) Furthermore, some new guidelines drawn up under the auspices of the Equality and Human Rights Commission [by the British Humanist Association (BHA)] now prescribes dismissal for anyone who attempts to share their faith with colleagues at work. Even without the guidelines, 71 year old Anand Rao, has been relieved of his job as a nurse (after 40 years of practice) because, during a role play session of a training course, he suggested to the ‘patient’ that she could go to Church to relieve stress. According to Mr Rao: 'The "patient" told me that her doctor had informed her that she would not live long and this had created stress. 'I called on my spiritual point of view and told her it would be wise to go to Church to ease her stress and if God wished she might live a little longer.' [LONDON DAILY MAIL , May 26, 2009].
More recently, a Christian couple have been charged with a criminal offence after taking part in what they regarded as a reasonable discussion about religion with guests at their hotel. Although the facts are disputed, it is thought that during the conversation the couple were challenged over their Christian beliefs; and they suggested, as part of their defence that Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a warlord and that traditional Muslim dress for women was a form of bondage. The couple, whose trial has been set for December, face a fine of up to £5,000 and a CRIMINAL record if they are convicted. ( Indeed, Moslems in the UK have become such eggshells that must be treated with utmost respect that Home Office staff were officially warned not to eat in front of their fasting Muslim colleagues during the last Ramadan – in case it made them feel hungry! (
Even a medal personally established by the Queen of England is being withdrawn after it was deemed offensive to Muslims and Hindus. The honour - known as The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity - has been ruled unlawful and too christian. It has been awarded to 62 distinguished residents of the former colony of Trinidad and Tobago over more than 40 years. Watch out as the same treatment is extended to those military “crosses” for gallantry, et cetera.

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