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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Christians 'must choose between job or their faith': Government lawyers claim at European court

Christians may have to sacrifice their jobs if they want to express their religion at work, government lawyers declared yesterday.

They urged human rights judges in Strasbourg to reject a landmark case brought by four Christians who said they suffered faith-based discrimination.

The state lawyers insisted workers are not entitled to wear a crucifix at work against the wishes of their employers – and if that is incompatible with their faith they ‘are free to resign’.

The hard line contrasts starkly with David Cameron telling the Commons in July that the right to wear the cross at work was ‘an absolutely vital freedom’.

He even pledged to change the law to ‘make clear that people can wear religious symbols at work.’

Last night the Government’s handling of the case was attacked by Christians for its ‘astonishing double standards’. Read More