British Multicultural society does not include Christians.

Feb 27, 2009 by

taxi Under the guise of moving towards a secular state and a multicultural society, the Christian faith has come under increasing attack in Britain. Ordinary Christians are being discriminated against in the workplace and in public. Examples include a nurse who was suspended for offering to pray for a patient, a teen who was prohibited from wearing a chastity ring in school, a British Airways employee who was prohibited from wearing a cross and a university Christian group that was banned for requiring that members attest to their belief in God. Even former Prime Minister Tony Blair recently let slip that aides warned him to suppress any instinct to bring his faith into public view.

Christians are complaining that instead of a swing towards a secular and multicultural society other faiths are being treated more favorably, primarily Muslims. Some Christians have complained that it is a case of political correctness gone mad. While Muslims can wear a hijab, Christians cannot wear a cross. When Muslims are allowed to pray five times a day in the workplace, Christians cannot even have a simple cross in their prayer rooms. While foot baths for Muslims are being installed in public places, the government voices it’s concerns that the public domain should remain neutral. With Muslim taxi drivers being allowed to refuse fares with alcohol or seeing eye dogs and Muslim store clerks refusing to ring up pork and alcohol sales the government talks of multiculturalism and a secular state. I might add that must the same is taking place in the United States. It is not solely a problem in Britain.

If Britain truly wants a secular state, that is not achieved by bending over backwards for every Muslim demand while at the same time denying Christians the simple right to wear an expression of their faith in the workplace. Simon Barrow, co-director of the theological think tank Ekklesia said that Christians should also be mindful of how they would feel if roles were reversed. He asks, “How would a Christian feel if, for example, a nurse offered them an Islamic prayer?” As a Christian I can answer that by saying that I would be profoundly grateful to anyone who would offer me a prayer, whether it was Islamic or any other religion that believed in God.

I have nothing against Muslims being afforded rights in both the public and private sectors based on their religious beliefs.  But Christians and other religious groups should be afforded those same rights. I do not favor a secular society. Religion has much to offer and should not be shunned and frowned upon. People should not have to hide their religion in fear of offending someone.   Barrow goes on to state that, “People are nervous about overenthusiastic public expression of belief of any kind. There is a great desire for people not to tread on one another’s toes.” If desiring not to tread on one another’s toes results in suppression of peoples rights to express their religion, then I say it is not worth it. What ever happened to “live and let live?” I guess that has been replaced by “political correctness.”

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French government convicts Bardot of promoting racial hatred for speaking the truth.

Jun 4, 2008 by

brigitte-bardotFor the fifth time former French film star Brigitte Bardot has been convicted of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing a letter to then Interior Minister and now President Nicolas Sarkozy. Bardot claimed in the letter that France was “tired of being led by the nose by this population (muslims) that is destroying our country by imposing its acts.” One of the acts that Bardot was referring to is the Muslim festival, Eid al-Adha, which is celebrated by slaughtering sheep. Apparently freedom of speech has been dead in France for some time. I don’t see how anything Bardot said could possibly be interpreted as provoking discrimination and racial hatred. She was complaining about abuse of animals that violate French laws. In fact the behavior of a large percentage of Muslim immigrants in France does in fact threaten France. The months of rioting and the insuing destruction of whole neighborhoods has led to sections of France actually becoming ‘no-go’ zones for anyone who is not a Muslim. In essence Muslim immigrants have actually occupied by force parts of France, violating many French laws. I wonder how many of these immigrants have been convicted in French courts for provoking discrimination and racial hatred? I don’t remember Bardot burning cars and buildings, assaulting French police, and screaming death to infidels. Laws such as these make it difficult if not impossible for French citizens to speak out against real threats and actions by immigrants whose goal is to force changes to French law and customs by use of force and intimidation, not to mention religious and racial hatred. More French citizens need to find the courage and convictions of Brigitte Bardot and speak out against such behaviour and actions.

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No more bibles in major hotel chains

Nov 13, 2007 by

Well, it has happened again. The good of the few outweighs the good of the many. Remember when you could count on finding a bible in any hotel room in the country? That bible was courtesy of Gideons International. The Gideons are dedicated to Bible distribution and evangelism. To quote the Gideons web site:

“The Gideons International serves as an extended missionary arm of the church: Our sole purpose is to win men, women, boys and girls to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through association for service, personal testimony, and distributing the Bible in the human traffic lanes and streams of everyday life.”

But now it seems some Muslims and other religions are complaining that there are no Korans or L. Ron Hubbard books in the hotels so why should there be bibles. The hotels are discriminating against other religions. Those evil hotels, don’t you just hate them? But wait a minute here, it’s not the hotels that are putting the bibles in the rooms, it is Gideons International that is putting the bibles in the rooms at no cost to the hotels.  Instead of pulling bibles out of the hotels why don’t hotel owners use some common sense and say to the Muslims and Scientologists: We would love to have Korans and L. Ron Hubbard books in our hotels, why don’t you just put us in touch with some organizations that can provide them to us free of charge, just as the Gideons do. There is room right next to the bibles for them. But that is not the point the Muslims and others who are making the complaint are trying to make. They don’t want Korans and L. Ron Hubbard books in hotels, they just don’t want bibles in the hotels. It is all part of the attack on Christianity that has been going on for years. It is all part of the intolerance that some Muslims and other religious fanatics exhibit every day. It could just as easily have been the other way around, with Christians complaining about Korans in hotel rooms. But the fact that it is not speaks volumes to me about the intolerance of some towards anything that is not about them. So if I can find a list of hotels who have given in to this religious intolerance and pulled bibles out of their hotels, I will be sure to avoid staying with them. I would rather stay at a KOA campground.

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