Thursday, April 08, 2010

Why I'm so CROSS!

You'd have thought Christianity Today magazine would get it right, but no - even they are referring to Shirley Chaplin's cross as a crucifx.

The fact this nurse, who refused to remove the cross she had worn for 30 years, has lost her religious discrimination claim, is both another example of religious stupidity and yet more evidence of ignorance on the part of journalists when it comes to religious reporting.

Despite the fact the necklace she wears in photographs is quite clearly a cross, the Press Association, the BBC and every UK national daily newspaper has called it a crucifix.

It's a fundamental error for which there really can be no excuses.