Wednesday, January 09, 2008

SCANDALOUS ATTIRE?


Nadia Eweida is a Christian in England who works for British Airways. Last year she was told to go home because she would not comply with directives from her superiors instructing her to remove the item she was wearing that was violating the company policy. What she was wearing was a cross necklace. She was sent home for wearing a cross necklace! She sued the company on the grounds of discrimination with evidence that other people wore religious apparel such as turbans, bangles and other religious clothing. It was an open and shut case, with Ewedia standing her ground and her attorneys performing their due diligence for her.

The unbelievable part of this story is that she lost her case. The judge ruled that other religions could be represented by people in the way they dressed but not Christians. Because the other things, such as turbans could not be concealed they were allowed while Eweida was told she could not wear her little cross necklace. This is one of the most overt examples of Judiciary discrimination and abuse, but it will stand. Once the highest courts of the land have been indoctrinated it is almost the end of the game. To Nadia's credit she says she plans to return to work with the necklace on, and the company has reportedly backed off their stance somewhat, but with this courts ruling, anything could happen upon her return.

As I always say, or write, what happens on the other side of the pond will eventually get here. As far as Judicial abuse we already have that in our country. The outward, overt, disdain for Christianity from the courts of the land is not quite here yet, but it is on the way. Of that you can be sure. The question is will be have the courage of this woman to stand and stay with what we believe God would have us do, in spite of the promised consequences?

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pastor tom
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