Thursday, 23 February 2012

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Someone tweeted a link to this case concerning a care worker who lost her constructive dismissal case against Merton Council. The dispute arose over her contract of employment requiring her to work on Sundays. This she said conflicted with Christian teachings about the Sabbath.

She was quoted as saying

"I am amazed by this decision. I thought that this country was a Christian country. I worked hard for years at my job, and to lose it because of intolerance towards my faith is shocking to me."

I too am shocked at the decision. Exodus is explicit about the consequences of Sunday working.

  • 31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
  • 31:15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
  • 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

That the courts will not allow her a day off on Sunday so she can go round murdering people who are working is clearly quashing her legitimate rights to practice her religion.

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