Sunday, March 11, 2012

British Govt. Is against Wearing Crucifix at Work; Two Women Sue Govt. at Court of Human Rights

The Newser website reports today (March 11, 2012) that Britain's government -- which believes that Christians have no legal right to openly wear a crucifix at work -- will side against two women who say they were laid off for wearing Christian symbols in the workplace.

Nadia Eweida, a British Airways employee, and Shirley Chaplin, a nurse, will face government lawyers when the case reaches the European Court of Human Rights.

British officials argue that wearing a cross is not a "requirement of faith," while lawyers for the women say requirements are irrelevant -- crucifixes "manifest" faith, so they are protected.