UK: Christian Workers Have No Right to Wear a Cross

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British officials are preparing to make the case that Christians have no right to wear the cross to work.

The case comes as two British women are defending their right before the European Court of Human Rights to display the Christian symbol.

But the London Telegraph reports the British officials will argue that because wearing the cross is not a "requirement" of the Christian faith, employers can prevent workers from wearing it.

They plan to suggest that employers can also fire people who do so.
Critics point out that Sikhs and Muslims have been given special protections for their clothing and symbols.

Meanwhile, the case has drawn fire from prominent Christians like Lord Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury.

Carey said ministers and courts were "dictating" to believers, calling it another example of Christianity being marginalized in the public square.

"The reasoning is based on a wholly inappropriate judgment of matters of theology and worship about which they can claim no expertise," he charged. 

"The irony is that when governments and courts dictate to Christians that the cross is a matter of insignificance, it becomes an even more important symbol and expression of our faith," he added.

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