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These anti bullying campaigns are getting out of hand.

What sort of warped society are we becoming when a Christian can be sacked for doing what Christians do (i.e. praying for sthe sick) on the ridiculous basis that they have become a bully?

Mrs Jones was then called in by her managers who, she says, told her that sharing her faith with a child could be deemed to be bullying and informed her that her services were no longer required.

Not withstanding the actions of the education authority, it raises questions about the non believing parents who deemed it necessary to make an official complaint. One has to question whether either would raise any similar objections if Mrs. Jones had been an adherent of any other religion?

Peace and goodwill to all men!

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Written by curly

December 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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  1. amen well said!!

    Meanlittleboy

    December 20, 2009 at 12:18 pm

  2. It is the nature of the Godless to attack the faithful in whatever manner that they can. They will continue to do so as long the faithful allow them to.

    If you want it to end,then the Godless need to be purged from civilized societies – by fire and steel if needs be.

    jonolan

    December 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm

  3. She is a teacher – she should be teaching not proselytising. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Christianity, Islam, atheism or communism – she shouldn’t be using her position to spread her ideology, especially as she had already been warned not to do so after a previous incident. Considering the circumstances of a severely ill child and upset parents her decision to ‘testament’ was not only unwise and unprofessional, but sick. It would be equally offensive if the parents were Christians and she was an atheist spreading the word of no life after death.

    rossinisbird

    December 21, 2009 at 2:14 am

  4. I wonder what has become of “religious freedom”? It might well be that Mrs Jones was a trifle unwise but does praying for a sick child really warrant dismissal? I feel sorry for people like Rossinisbird who seems to launch attack after attack against Christians. I wonder if he would dare to launch one of his attacks against other religious adherents, say Islam? Or is he scared of the backlash he would get. Message to Christian Leaders “Wake up. Get lively.Start defending your faith”

    Trigger

    December 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

    • What has become of English, Welsh, Scots, Freedom.
      Yes we are being taken over by Islam.Our soldiers are dying, and fighting the Taliban. Bring them ALL home. To fight the Taliban in this country.

      g hancock

      December 21, 2009 at 10:17 am

  5. Its time we all realised, by Islam. Its time we fight back

    g hancock

    December 21, 2009 at 10:03 am

  6. Its time the English,Welsh, and the Scots realised that it it a take over. By Islam.. Its time we fought back.

    g hancock

    December 21, 2009 at 10:09 am

  7. Religious freedom is having the ability to follow any religion or none. If I choose to follow none then I don’t want someone who comes to my home for another purpose pushing their beliefs on me.
    I worked with a woman who was a member of an evangelical Christian group and she was a right pain. Apart from handing us biblical texts she would say that if we did not repent we were destined for hell. We just put up with her but she was eventually disciplined for putting religious material in with letters to customers.
    I wouldn’t expect Curly to come to my home to fix the heating and start telling me how marvellous the Conservative Party are so why should people feel able to push unwanted religious views on others.
    I also suspect that in this and many other cases we are not told the whole truth and it will be interesting to see the full facts.

    I spy

    December 21, 2009 at 10:22 am

  8. My main beef with this story is that somehow we have become a society where some deem it necessary to make an official complaint when someone else (of any religion) offers a prayer of hope for a sick child. It is little more than offering best wishes from one human to another.

    Secondly, that someone should consider such an action as bullying and worthy of dismissal shows how intolerant we are becoming of each other’s views and lifestyles.

    I’m sure most people, including Rossinisbird, could see their way to tolerating a greater diversity of views, especially as we are constantly lectured not to discriminate against minorities.

    curly

    December 21, 2009 at 11:08 am

    • Curly neither you nor I know what really went on. Did the woman just offer to pray for the child or did she go on about it until the parent of the child felt uncomfortable and wanted her to stop.Sometimes people are too afraid of giving offence to say no I’m not interested
      The people who quietly live their faith are more likely to impress than those who try to foist it on others. I have no problem with anyone wanting to follow their own brand of religion. It is when they try to force it on me or tell me how to lead my life that I say enough is enough.

      I spy

      December 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm

  9. Trigger, feel free to come up with a response that doesn’t rely on ad hominem. People repeating the stupid ‘you wouldn’t dare say that about Muslims’ trope is getting really dull.

    Curly, your position seems to favour a society where unprofessional behaviour is excused in the name of religion.

    And this woman wasn’t offering ‘best wishes’. As a former Christian it’s clear to me (as it should be to any Christian) that she was engaging in the act of witness. She admitted as much. After being warned for preaching already, she tried it twice again on this unfortunate family. I think three strikes is ample ‘tolerance’.

    rossinisbird

    December 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm


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