Don’t Cross the Crucifix

There’s a post over at the Daily Mail about a woman who’s been suspended for wearing her cross jewelry at British Airways.

She was suspended right after diversity training of all things, where the employer was reminding the employees that “it makes exceptions for Muslim and Sikh minorities by allowing them to wear hijabs and turbans.”

But, as you can see in the picture to the right, a small cross is punishable by suspension.

What’s also interesting is the first paragraph of the story. It reads:

A committed Christian said today she planned to take legal action against her employers British Airways after the airline ruled that displaying her crucifix breached uniform rules

Obviously, Jane Merrick doesn’t know much about Christians, Crosses & Crucifixes. The Cross is a universal Christian symbol, whereas the Crucifix is almost exclusively Catholic. The difference is the Crucifix, seen on the right, displays the body of Christ, while the cross is a representation of the wood upon which he was crucified.

It’s a small difference, but it highlights the ignorance of the Christian religion often shown by media sources.

Makes me wonder, though, if British Airways would have a problem with a decorative clock?


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