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stuck on really,really stupid the rule of the day

Well apparently the word of one prissy and twisted little grasser of 15, carries enough weight to make fools of an idiot local council who blindly took his warped word with regard to a cross on display.
Heaven forbid the jerks would check for themselves first but no.  Being the usual bend over backwards frightened adults, they order a ban first.  That’s always safest. Right?  Jeesh. What a crowd in an already crowded field of wusses.

Fortunately, all’s well that ends but for gosh sake .....  Have a look at this. 


Cab driver banned from displaying ‘phallic’ cross

A taxi driver was banned from displaying a crucifix on his dashboard after a teenage customer complained that it looked “phallic”.

By Nick Britten

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Clair Cook, who runs AnD taxis, was asked by her local council to ensure that the object was removed after being told that the 15-year-old boy had been offended by it.
She described the complaint as “ridiculous” and said the driver of the car was a devout Roman Catholic.

Miss Cook claimed that if the symbol had been of any faith other than Christianity, the council would have treated the case with far greater sensitivity.
The row follows a series of previous cases in which employees have been censured for displaying Christian symbols.
Three weeks ago, an electrician working for a housing association in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, was told he faced the sack for placing a small palm cross on the dashboard of his van.

Miss Cook was told that the boy had complained about the taxi driver’s cross after being taken to school in York. He had also complained about the man’s driving, she said.
She pointed out that the driver had never been the subject of a complaint before and had an excellent safety record. “I am personally deeply offended and very sympathetic for the driver,” she said. “Not only is an ornament of this nature a religious one, but the complaint and its implication is a very serious one.
“The safety of the passengers is always my number one priority, and so is my drivers’ reputation and trust.”

The driver, who asked not to be named, said he had bought the blue cross on holiday in Greece six years ago. He described himself as “incredulous” when he heard about the complaint, adding: “I couldn’t believe that anyone would think it wasn’t a cross.
“I have taken it off the dashboard as requested because I do not want to lose my licence but I do not think this has been handled properly.”

Colin Rumford, the head of environmental health and trading standards at City of York council, accepted that the complaint had been handled badly. “City of York Council takes any complaints raised by members of the public very seriously,” he said.
“In this case a complaint was received from a child regarding what they thought was an inappropriate item in a taxi.
“In this instance, it appears that the taxi operator was wrongly advised to remove the item and our intervention should have been confined to making them aware of the complaint. It would then be a matter for the taxi operator to resolve with the customer.”

Father Derek Turnham of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough, which covers York, said: “The subject of the display of religious symbols in public places is currently very topical and the Diocese of Middlesbrough would always want to defend the right of people to display their faith in practical ways through various signs and symbols.

“In regard to this case, it is clear that City of York council had to respond to the complaint of what is probably a rather over-imaginative schoolboy, as safeguarding issues are given priority.
“But the diocese understands the anguish of the taxi driver concerned that what, for him, is a very innocent and appropriate symbol has been so misinterpreted.”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/13/2011 at 02:49 PM   
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