British Airways Clerk Fights London’s Crucifix BanJanuary 19, 2010
Christ told us it would happen and it has. For centuries. Christians, the targets of persecution, criticism, discrimination. This is a far cry, of course, from the violence and murderous outrage that Christ-followers in other
parts of the world experience every day. But, stories like this are becoming more and more commonplace … and doesn’t it beg the question – how long will it be before this is on our doorstep? How long before Christ is no longer “allowed” in the public square? Dismiss it if you will, but it’s happening. And, while you won’t wake up to find one morning that it’s been taken from you in the cover of night, it’s taking place, one policy, one ban, one “security concern” at a time.
This British Airways clerk in London was sent home in 2006 and nearly lost her job because she refused to stop wearing a cross around her neck at the airport. The airline finally relented and “allowed” her back to work, but she’s now seeking damages. The case is in London’s High Court.
Hopefully, as a follower of Christ, whether or not she receives monetary compensation won’t be her primary concern … and she’ll use the publicity instead as an opportunity to glorify the Lord.