Christians 'should wear crosses'
A bishop is calling on Christians to wear crosses in public to demonstrate they "aren't going to disappear quietly from the market place".
The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill said Christians should wear them at work and not be intimidated into putting them away.
He also criticised councils which tried to "rebrand Christmas" for fear of offending other religions.
Such decisions were made out of "sheer ignorance," he said.
"Ethnic minorities are far more anxious about the rampant secularism and commercialism that erodes all Christian standards than they are about their host country properly celebrating its Christian foundations," he said.
The Lichfield Diocese serves Staffordshire, north Shropshire, and parts of the West Midlands.
At guess his church flock has dwindled and of course there is that worry about local Muslim politicians taking over the political power in the West Midlands. The point is that being a christian in United Kingdom is more of that's what I write on a form thing. The common thoughts of members of the Church of England. Well I believe there must be a higher authority but I am not sold on the Christian faith really. Religion is just not taken that seriously by the white European indigenous citizens that declare themselves members of the Church of England.
However it does not matter to them what councils do concerning re-branding Christmas. For they will have the best Christmas holiday they can afford and send out Christmas cards by the dozen. Christmas will never die even when Christianity eventual does. It's a main British holiday a celebration that has a long history its a time to drink and be merry.
From an atheist... lol