Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Religious Tolerance is a Two-Way Street
British Airways has suspended a woman for wearing a cross necklace. Fine. They can have a uniform policy if they want. What is not fine, is that Muslims and Sikhs can wear headscarves and turbans. Sikhs can even wear “iron bangles”! Why is it OK to advertise that you’re a Muslim or a Sikh, but not that you’re Christian? Either every British Airways employee should be allowed to wear symbols of their faith, or none should. I will not be flying British Airways until they can explain why Christians can’t wear symbols of their faith, but Muslims and Sikhs can. Religious tolerance is a two-way street!