Thursday, November 23, 2006

Backlash Over BA Cross Ban

A huge wave of indignation has spread over the decision by British Airways to ban Christian workers from wearing a visible cross.

97 MPs from all parties have signed a parliamentary motion condemning BA's "deplorable" ban.

Christian student leaders have called it an act of "secular fundamentalism".

UN human rights chiefs are to raise the issue at an international meeting marking the 25th anniversary of the UN declaration against religious discrimination.

Something to bear in mind is that BA would, if they could, ban all religious items from all workers. The point here is that all religious minorities are protected by laws and any act against them would spark far more outcry. Only the majority can be treated this way without a problem. Or at least, they could have been up until now.