I read today with sadness the news that whilst a Muslim is allowed to wear a headscarf on a ward a Christian Nurse in the same hospital is not allowed to wear a necklace with a cross on. To me both items are symbols of an individuals faith and as such should both be respected. The Nurse has worn the necklace since being confirmed 38 years ago and yet is being denied the right to wear it openly on the ward. This seems so sad and wrong, tommorow the Nurse is meeting with management of the hospital I hope that she is allowed to wear the cross again but at the moment it seems unlikely.
Sometimes it seems as though the world has gone mad! A council early in the year tried to change the title of a festive celebration, they felt that the Christ part of Christmas might offend other religions! Whilst i recognise that church attendance is in decline Christians are still meeting and worshiping on a regular basis and yet in some instances are being discriminated against. I hope that a court of law comes down in favour of the Nurse and that commen sense prevails.