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Another ‘persecuted’ Christian

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Yet another Christian is arguing that they have been persecuted and sacked just for being a Christian. There seems to be a never ending stream of people claiming to be suffering adversely because of their ‘deeply held beliefs’.

When you actually look at these cases, as the courts have done many times, you find that the perceived persecution was nothing of the sort. In this particular example the woman was sacked for refusing to do her job and taking an inordinate amount of time off so far as I can tell. If she has an issue with those reasons, and she may well have, then instead of trumpeting nonsense about prejudice she’d do far better to fight on the genuine issue. Claiming religious discrimination has not, so far, won back many jobs.

These Christians always claim some variant of ‘I have deeply held beliefs which mean that I can’t do blah which my job requires me to do’ — that is to say that they claim that merely holding a religious belief entitles them to special consideration to which others are not entitled. Give it a rest.

Posted 12 June 2011, 15:49 BST

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