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Christians in Cheltenham mocked at work

By EchoMichael  |  Posted: January 18, 2013

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CHRISTIANS in Cheltenham say they have been mocked for their beliefs at work, following a landmark discrimination ruling.

This week the European Court of Human Rights ruled that British Airways employee Nadia Eweida suffered discrimination at work.

BA forced the 60-year-old to stop wearing her gold cross visibly.  

A number of Christians in Cheltenham say they have been insulted at work.

Dave Hambling, from Naunton Park, said: "I have been called a bible basher by two managers in previous jobs."

The 30-year-old, who is now a social worker for the county council, added: "Discrimination has been a problem in the past."  

Have you been mocked in the workplace for your faith? Tell us below.

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  • Judas  |  January 20 2013, 10:13AM

    The above article ends with "Have you been mocked in the workplace for your faith? Tell us below." Not a single comment has been entered? Why?

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  • Judas  |  January 19 2013, 11:04AM

    clc444 - Or being a victim of the Spanish Inquistion

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  • clc444  |  January 19 2013, 12:17AM

    None of this sounds as bad as being burnt at the stake. Which is how most christians would have had me.

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  • lordigaga  |  January 18 2013, 6:04PM

    is there a god?

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  • Judas  |  January 18 2013, 2:57PM

    Christianity doesn't require the wearing of a cross, so the cases had no merit. Many places of work will only allow the wearing of a wedding ring and no other 'fashion' jewellery, so it's right that these cases were rejected. All of these people have the option to find other jobs, if they don't like the conditions.

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  • geraint2010  |  January 18 2013, 2:37PM

    Most Sikh men wear the turban, many Muslim women wear a hijab so why the big deal about Christians displaying a cross? Religious types don't bother me as long as they don't keep trying to convert me, but I guess they're only trying to save our souls! (That last bit works best when spoken!!)

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  • TIMONLINE2010  |  January 18 2013, 2:35PM

    I was meaning that Christians are expected to take such 'comments' on the cheek whereas I'm sure employees would be disciplined for calling someone a queer!

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  • Grahambarker  |  January 18 2013, 2:29PM

    Hubert - any one who wears their heart on their sleeve is bound to be the focus of attention - wanted or not. Just as you have the right to state your mind - please bear in mind that others around you also have the right to a quiet life. I'm really gald we weren't work mates.

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  January 18 2013, 2:08PM

    TIMONLINE2010.................sorry, I'm not understanding your train of thought.

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  • TIMONLINE2010  |  January 18 2013, 1:39PM

    I'd like to see the reaction to a manager calling someone a queer!

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