Sunday, August 17, 2008

It feels like Christians are being discriminated against

..... the multiculturalizing of the law has given rise to a steady stream of conflicting judgments that appear to display bias against traditional British culture. To give but one example, last year, Lydia Playfoot, 16, lost her high court battle to be allowed to wear, at school, a Christian chastity ring, which she viewed as emblematic of her faith, and her commitment – as a Christian – to refrain from pre-marital sex. Recently Sarika Singh, 14, won her high court case to be allowed to wear a silver bangle, at her school, as part of her Sikh faith. Miss Playfoot’s told the BBC, after losing her case, “At my school Muslims are allowed to wear headscarves and other faiths can wear bangles and other types of jewelry and it feels like Christians are being discriminated against.” And this sense of discrimination by the authorities is becoming widespread among the indigenous population of Britain.-A. Millar Fractured Society: The UK, the Relativity of Law, and a New Bill of Rightsr , 2008-08-15

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