Diabolic Delight

In Britain, yet another storm is brewing. Nadia Eweida, a British Airways gate agent, has been suspended for refusing to remove her cross necklace while on duty. Julie McCaffery of the Mirror writes

IF A MUSLIM CAN WEAR HER VEIL TO WORK WHY IS MY CROSS FORBIDDEN?

IT is smaller than a 10 pence piece and all but invisible to people standing just inches away.

Yet Nadia Eweida’s tiny white gold cross is at the centre of a huge legal row that has engulfed Britain’s biggest airline and infuriated religious groups.

Check-in worker Nadia, 55, was forced to take unpaid leave by British Airways after refusing to remove the Christian emblem. But she claims it is a clear display of double standards as Muslims can wear head scarves and Sikh males their turbans.

As usual, Nadia is an exceptional employee, having worked at BA for seven years. She is firm in standing up for herself and her faith. It wasn’t an issue until she and other team members attended “diversity training”.Heh.

She [Nadia] said: “My case shows a company so scared of upsetting a minority that it has swung too far to the other side and upset the majority.

“It is clearly not fair that I am prohibited from wearing my cross, when Muslim ladies are allowed to wear a hijab and Sikhs freely wear turbans.

“They immediately identify that person’s religion. I imagine that’s why the teacher in Dewsbury is fighting to wear her veil.

She should be allowed to wear it in the classroom. I respect her views but what I don’t respect is one rule for some and another for others.”

Think it won’t happen here? It’s already begun….at schools. “Holiday” parties only. Students can discuss and learn about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but mentioning Christmas is “insensitive”. Mall workers greet you with “Happy Holidays”. City Halls can display anything BUT a Nativity during December. Office workers are required to remove religious pictures/plaques/placards from their cubicles so as not to “offend”. Shall I go on? At this rate, we’ll be there in no time.

Every time a symbol of God’s love is banished, Satan dances a little jig. Political correctness has made his job sooooooo easy.

Then we’re only a few steps away from our children being crucified in the neighborhood cul-de-sac.

Read the entire story and when you’re finished, drop British Air an email showing your support for Nadia. I’d list it under “Any other questions”.

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