Although PC is a serious problem here in the Unites States, it is also not difficult to find examples of it around the world. The following story illustrates how PC is indeed a global problem.

In London, England, British Airways banned a Christian woman from wearing a cross on a necklace to work. Heathrow check-in worker Nadia Eweida was sent home after refusing to remove the crucifix, which breached British Airways’ dress code. A duty manager ordered Eweida to remove her cross or hide it beneath a company cravat. When she requested permission from British Airways management to wear the chain, she was turned down. In response to management’s refusal, Eweida said:

“I will not hide my belief in the Lord Jesus. British Airways permits Muslims to wear a headscarf, Sikhs to wear a turban and other faiths religious apparel. Only Christians are forbidden to express their faith. I am a loyal and conscientious employee of British Airways, but I stand up for the rights of all citizens.”

This story shows how political correctness can produce the opposite effect of its original intent. Modern-day PC is believed by some to have originated in Western Europe and North America. In those countries, the majority of the people with religious beliefs are Christians. In an effort to promote tolerance of, and the prevention of discrimination against minority religions in these regions, PC has actually created an anti-Christian atmosphere.

For example, it is very common for television stations to place a picture of a menorah on the screen and say “Happy Hanukkah” during the Jewish holiday, but it’s rare to see them show a Christmas tree and say “Merry Christmas” during the Christian holiday. And for the record, it’s not a holiday tree, it’s a Christmas tree. Would we call a menorah a holiday candleholder? And if we did couldn’t that be seen as being disrespectful and intolerant of the Jewish faith?

If a company allows or bans employees from displaying religious symbols on the job, it should be done across the board instead of discriminating against one particular religion. If we as a society are to be truly tolerant of any religious beliefs, then we should be tolerant of all religious beliefs—including Christianity. Anything less is not tolerance but is instead discrimination.

As a society, we don’t seem to have a problem with allowing people to display their personalities and lifestyle choices in the form of tattoos and multicolored hair. Why then do we seem to have such a problem with simple religious symbols?

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2 Responses to “The Cross We All Bear”

  1. exrea Says:

    Another ‘word’ they have over used is ‘Choice’. Here are my thoughts on Choice…


    Now choice was given to all humanity
    Our choices can bind or set us free.
    Your choice may be different than mine
    But, that is what choice is by design
    The choices we make have cause and effect
    And a choice is made even through neglect

    Our lives are altered by each choice
    Choice can silence or give us voice.
    Albeit it purports to give us options
    Yet we are not free of its obligations.
    We learn to choose right from wrong
    Choice can weaken or make us strong

    Some choose life, others to die
    Some choose to laugh, others to cry
    Some choose heaven, others choose hell
    But it is eternal at the toll of the bell
    Denying God is a choice for perdition
    A choice you make by your own volition.

    Some choices are made with deliberation
    Others are made with no contemplation.
    Some choices earn us praise and respect
    While others demand we stand erect
    Some see choice only for political debate
    Killing our own, they try to adjudicate.

    Some choices lead to yet one more
    So be careful when you open that door!
    When confronted with choice you need to see
    There are consequences and personal responsibility
    Jesus alone made choices with impeccability
    So seek counsel for choices of great immensity

    We make choices all through the day
    Some of us even choose to pray!
    Endowed with choice, ‘tis our God given right
    We choose darkness or we can choose light.
    Even Jesus made a choice back in Gethsemane
    Our salvation was bought by His agony

    Choice is more than a word we use each day
    It is an action with consequences to pay.
    I tell you the truth, I hope you can see
    Choice is a word of personal responsibility!
    You made a choice to read this verse
    I hope it made you think and not to curse!

    By: Exrea
    © 10/19/07

  2. exrea Says:

    Maybe you could use this site to redefine the words the left/media has (for lack of a better word) bastardized to fit into their own agendas…Just a thought

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