“Christians have no right to wear a visible cross or crucifix at work, but Muslims and Sikhs are allowed to wear religious items such as hijabs, turbans and religious bracelets”
You can’t wear a cross to work in Britain but you could probably put one on a turban. At least, that’s how I see it.
One Coptic Christian fight attendant was suspended from British Airways for wearing a cross. She was eventually taken back. She argued that people of other faiths such as Muslims and Sikhs were allowed to wear visible signs of their religion.
In another separate case, a nurse of 31 years, who has worn the cross every day to help her spiritually as she provides for those in need, was barred from the wards by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust, thereby ending her 31 year career.
The British government backed the women’s employers.
Both women have taken their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.
The government argument is that it is not a requirement of the Christian religion to wear a cross. Does that sound like rationalization or what? The complainants say the government is setting the bar too high and is now treading into freedom of religion.
At the same time the government says Christians cannot wear a symbol of their faith to work, they are going to approve same-sex marriages. That is not going over well with many.
…The Strasbourg case hinges on whether human rights laws protect the right to wear a cross or crucifix at work under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
It states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.”…Read here: Telegraph UK