Comments: Discrimination on grounds of religion?

"If we are successful in Strasbourg, I hope the Equalities Act AND OTHER DIVERSITY LEGISLATION will be overturned or overhauled so that Christians are free to work and act in accordance with their conscience." – Christian Legal Centre (emphasis mine)

"Overturned or overhauled" ... Yikes! These people don't want equality. They have equality. They want to be treated more equal than others. They're OK with non-Christians not discriminating against Christians, but they reserve the right to discriminate -- in the name of Christianity.
One article regarding the nurse said that Sikhs had been asked to remove bangles and Muslims had been asked to wear tighter fitting hijabs. But never mind, the nurse is Christian, and if the crucifix gets caught up in machinery, why that's the Devil at work -- it's not her problem!
The registrar? She's there to register proper marriages or civil partnerships, as laid out in law, including changes in law. She knew her duties when she was hired. She could simply find another clerical position in the private sector. An atheist who thought gay partnerships were "icky" and "gross" and refused to properly register such partnerships would be fired also, but never mind, no gay couples please, she’s Christian!
Let's talk real discrimination! How about France banning all Muslim women from wearing the hijab in public, period. Persecution? How about Christians in China? Or Baha’i believers in Iran being hunted down, tortured, and hanged? Or Nigeria, where Muslims and Christians attack each other? Oh, I forgot, Nigeria practices “proper” Christianity. Never mind.
This is an insult to all Christians who have no problem with equalities or civil rights legislation. It goes back to evangelicals and conservatives feeling that only they practice the “proper” Christian faith and doctrine, and therefore are privileged.
Jesus still weeps.
What on God's green Earth is the European Court of Human Rights thinking?

Posted by peterpi - Peter Gross at Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 8:31pm BST

Archbishop George Carey and Bishop Michael Nazi-Ali have a lot to answer for. Their protestation of discrimination against Christians in the U.K. has borne this sort of fruit. What sort of justice will come out of this action, and will it reflect well upon the Church?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 10 June 2011 at 12:06pm BST

There IS discrimination against Christians in the Uk, Father Smith. What have we come to, when an airways employee is prevented from wearing the supremely Christian symbol of the cross around her neck, or when a Christian nurse prays with a patient who has requested this, and yet she is castigated for doing so? Your world view appears to be one in which anything goes, which is anything but Christian. "I am the way, the truth and the life" says Jesus. Wake up and smell the coffee.

Posted by Benedict at Wednesday, 13 July 2011 at 11:56pm BST

I am shocked I am American. I work in a hospital and they ask that you not wear diamond rings, necklaces (unless it is breakaway), or long nails, not because of discrimination, but because of MRSA. They have done studies and have found MRSA under long finger nails and in the setting of rings. They ask for no jewelry because they have had patients choked the nurses and other staff. I have had a friend that had MRSA really bad and she almost died. Why can't you look at the big picture and not just yourself. There are other reasons besides religion, and you need to look at them.

Posted by Katie at Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 2:20pm GMT
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