Thursday, December 22, 2005

Student in U.K. Forbidden to Wear Crucifix in School

From Nobody’s Business blog:

. . . an example of a warped multiculturalism.
A row has broken out after a teenager was banned from wearing a crucifix at a school where Sikhs can carry ceremonial daggers.

Sam Morris, 16, was reportedly sent home from Sinfin Community School, Derby, after she refused to remove a gold cross on a necklace.

She was told wearing a crucifix was not compulsory for Christians, so the necklace breached dress codes.

Other pupils are allowed to wear kirpan daggers and metal bracelets, as they are classed as religious symbols, said the Daily Express.


Sinfin’s deputy head Howard Jones said: “Most of our pupils understand allowing Sikhs to wear a bracelet is a compulsory part of their religion.

“Christianity does not require followers to wear a specific symbols.”
Why it should matter whether a relgious symbol is “compulsory” is a mystery.

Of course, the girl in question could simply join the Church of the Compulsory Cross. But why should she have to?

Again, what we have is a strong willingness to accomodate diverse religious views — so long as they are sufficiently exotic. But Christianity is not something that politically correct liberals are willing to accomodate.


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