By Cristina Odone, Telegraph
I'm scared that was the last Christmas we celebrated with a church service. The High Court ruled last week that Sunday is not a core part
of a Christian's belief; next, they'll decide that Christmas is not, either. Mr Justice Langstaff has decided that a Baptist who works in a care home can be forced by her employers to work through Sunday too. This, even though her colleagues were happy to take Celestina Mba's Sunday shift so she could do what all devout Christians do on a Sunday – go to church.
It didn't matter that no one was complaining about Celestina Mba's Sunday observance; her employers, Labour-led Merton Council
, wanted her to drop her religious obligations. They'd decide what she was to do on the Sabbath day – not some dusty Bible. God? Who's He? The Fourth Commandment? What's that?
Christians like Celestina Mba had better take note: they live in an environment so hostile to Christians that any show of allegiance to this religion will get them into trouble. Don't wear crucifixes, don't pray for a patient, don't try to foster a child: practising Christians are now barred
from any of these activities. This, even though the majority of Britons still count themselves as Christians.
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