I am of course woefully late commenting about the story of the woman who wanted to wear a cross for evangelistic reasons but British Airways said no.
Archbishop Sentamu has waded in, but my opinion is that he should have saved his wading for a better issue. There is a time to wade and a time not to, and this was one of the latter.
It seems fairly clear to me that this is a case of “Christians… seeking aggressively to reassert their influence and profile”, to quote the Ekklesia article. It continues:
The think tank also questions the way some Christians are quickly resorting to language about persecution. “Given that Britain is a pretty open society, this kind of talk lacks proportion and is grossly insensitive towards many different minority groups across the world who face prison or death for their convictions,” says Barrow.
I suspect some of you will disagree with me. Feel free to tell me so in no uncertain terms.
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Update: Good points here: Bigbulkyanglican: Nadia Eweida – a Christian stand?