12 March 2012

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UK – Christians do not have right to were Cross at Work Place British Mps Ministers to say in EU Human rights Court

UK – Christians do not have right to were Cross at Work Place British Mps Ministers to say in EU Human rights Court

European Human rights Court –
A case about right to were Cross at work.
Two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross
In this case Government of UK will have to represent its side.
Do they support the right to were Cross or No right to were the Cross at work place?
Right of Christians to wear the symbol at work.

Last year Mrs. Eweida, a British Airways worker, and Mrs. Chaplin, a nurse, had taken their fight to the European Court in Strasbourg after both faced disciplinary action for wearing a cross at work.

Mrs. Eweida’s case dates from 2006 when she was suspended for refusing to take off the cross which her employers claimed breached BA’s uniform code.

The 61 year-old, from Twickenham, is a Coptic Christian who argued that BA allowed members of other faiths to wear religious garments and symbols.

Mrs. Chaplin, 56, from Exeter, was barred from working on wards by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust after she refused to hide the cross she wore on a necklace chain, ending 31 years of nursing.

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.

Sunday Telegraph reported that
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.

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.

Religion has nothing to do with the human rights.

But problem is that Politicians ban the one religion and they do not ban other religion symbols.

Does UK will dare to ban the religious symbols of other religions like
Sikh turban and Kara bracelet, or the Muslim hijab.

If British Government can not ban the above symbols then British Government has no right to ban the Cross also.

Both females who filed case the in EU human right court is a good way to move forward as it will bring the Double standards of Politicians before citizens.

The Strasbourg cases brought by Mrs. Chaplin and Mr. McFarlane are supported by the Christian Legal Centre which has instructed Paul Diamond, a leading human rights barrister.

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