Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More politically correct madness...

Just when you thought that political correctness couldn't get any worse or even more ridiculous. The British government has decided that Christians should not openly wear a cross or crucifix at work. The government claims that "wearing" it is not a requirement of the faith. This comes after recent incidents in which a British Airways worker and a nurse both faced disciplinary action for wearing their crosses at work. It has been reported by the Daily Telegraph that the British government is to argue in a case at the European Court of Human Rights that Christians should not be allowed to wear the cross or crucifix openly while at work. Why are Christians being targeted and not other religious groups in Britain?

The ruling Christian Democrats of Hungary are appalled by this action of the British government. Party leader Zsolt Semjen says that "the ban is clearly anti-Christian and a harsh and provocative violation of the freedom of religion". His party highlights the fact of the increasingly anti-Christian sentiments in the European Union. The EU has also attacked parts of Hungarian church law. Many individuals and religious organizations have criticised the British government for its stance against the right to wear a cross to work.

It is no surprise what the British government and the EU is trying to do. They want to stamp out Christianity from Europe entirely. Any display of Christianity while in public is to be disallowed. Which includes the wearing of the cross while at work. This is very similar to the Soviet Union in which Christianity (Russian Orthodox Church) was almost wiped out completely and the private and public practice of Christianity banned. The EU and its member governments are trying to make Europeans atheist and to forget about their Christian past and heritage. This was very evident when the First EU constitution was signed by 25 EU leaders on October 29, 2004. Any mention of "God" or "Christian heritage" was left out despite request from the Pope and Vatican.

As a Christian (Catholic), I am very disturbed by this. First of all, it targets my religion and the expression of my religion. It makes me feel targeted and very uncomfortable. I almost feel like being one of the Christians in the Roman Colosseum about to be fed to the lions. I believe that anyone from any religion should be allowed to practice or express themselves as they want. This includes wearing a cross or crucifix to work. When I first heard about this, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry as it is so ridiculous and wrong. It sends out the wrong message and clearly targets a major identifiable religious group, which happens to be the majority of the population in Britain. 

One thing that I observed by this stance against the cross wearing to work is that it goes against the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Please review the following articles:

Article 18.
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 teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.


I guess the next thing that they will do is to close all the churches and feed the Christians to the lions...