Getting a bit cross…
This from London:
A school provoked fury last night by ordering a devout Catholic schoolgirl to remove her cross necklace because it posed a health and safety risk.
Teachers demanded Samantha Devine remove her chain and tiny crucifix despite allowing Muslim and Sikh pupils to wear symbols of their religion.
Samantha even claims staff routinely fail to crack down on youngsters wearing non-religious jewellery, including large necklaces and earrings.
Her parents are concerned she is being singled out because she is a Christian. The youngster last night vowed to continue wearing her necklace to school – even if it means being expelled.
You’d have thought they’d have learnt from the BA debacle. And good for her – she should keep on wearing her cross, let them expel her and make this as visible an issue as possible.
The bottom line is this – everybody should have a right to practice their religion as they wish, as long as it doesn’t impinge upon somebody else. And at the moment, I completely fail to see how a necklace and cross is a health and safety risk. Someone please explain?