As David Cameron arrives in the US for a celebration of the special relationship, it’s worth noting that Britain is set to argue against its own citizens’ right to wear crosses in the European Court of Human Rights. CNN reports:
Christian activists in Britain are furious at the arguments their government will use against them when Europe’s highest court considers whether employees have the right to wear crosses that show over their uniforms.Britain will argue that the two Christian women at the center of the case had the option of quitting their jobs and working elsewhere, so they are not covered by European human rights law, according to legal papers obtained by CNN…The government will also say that wearing a cross is not a requirement of Christianity, so wearing one in public is not protected by the law.
What could be more logical than that? If you want to wear that baptismal cross your grandmother gave you, quit your job and go find another one.Last time Via Meadia looked, the Queen still bore the title Henry VIII got from the Pope: Defender of the Faith. We wonder how she feels about her government’s decision to abet the suppression of normal and healthy religious life. We’re prepared to bet that she is not amused.