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Various extremists have a little cry.
That's freedom baby.
However I do raise a rye bread eyebrow to religious groups using their freedom of religious belief to wear crosses, or burqas or whatever (which is fine) but also then try to get things like Jerry Springer the Opera closed down or say that gays can't marry.
You know? *zero replies or a world of shit to follow*
that i've seen the wearing of the cross discussed as if it's something that christians are duty bound by the laws and convention of the religion to do.
it certainly wasn't discussed or expected at any of the church schools i attended
believers should not have a vulgar showy display of how Christian they are. And they should be meek and mild and do what they are told if others wish them to take it off.
regardless of who or what the idol represents and that true faith exists in the heart and soul of a person not the objects and trinkets one adorns themselves with.
Maybe BA's lawyers should have used that defence, I wonder how she would have reacted to being accused of sinning against her own god.
It is a victory of sorts I suppose. I believe it was because BA subsequently changed their jewellry rules, hence they ruled it obviously wasn't of huge importance, hence ruled in her favour. There were 3 other Christians with varying cases who lost at the ECHR, including some nurse who wanted to wear it despite it being a risk for spreading infection. Or dropping it into a patient's open wound.
and the nurse goes and drops their religious iconography of choice right in the middle of it.