Friday, May 08, 2009

Queen’s Medal Deemed Too Christian

PC continues to run amuck.

London’s Daily Mail reports - - -

A medal personally established by the Queen is being withdrawn after it was deemed offensive to Muslims and Hindus.

The honour - known as The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity - has been ruled unlawful and too Christian.

It has been awarded to 62 distinguished residents of the former colony of Trinidad and Tobago over more than 40 years, including cricketers Brian Lara and Garfield Sobers, novelist V.S. Naipaul and many diplomats and politicians.

But groups representing the Caribbean islands' Muslim and Hindu communities - which account for around a third of their 1.3million-strong population - had argued that the words 'Trinity' and 'Cross' were 'overtly Christian'. They also said the use of a cross insignia was offensive. . . .

Five British law lords, all members of the Privy Council, have ruled that the honour breached the right to equality and the right to freedom of conscience and belief.
The Council is an obscure body made up of senior politicians, bishops and peers. They advise the monarch on the exercise of the Royal Prerogative and act as a final court of appeal for many former colonies. …

The implications of the ruling are being studied by lawyers in the Cabinet Office, which oversees the honours system. Hugh Peskett, editor-in-chief of Burke's Peerage and Gentry, warned that changing the names of titles to remove Christian references would destroy hundreds of years of history. 'Part of the significance of an honour is its antiquity,' he said.

The entire DM story’s here.

What will the British law lords do next?

Trinidad and Tobago’s ensign carries the cross of St. George. Will the law judges rule the cross must be removed?

And dare I mention Scotland’s flag bears the cross of St. Andrew.

England’s flag has the red cross of St. George imposed on a white field. Remove St. George’s cross and England’s flag will simply be white.

That may be fitting given how thoroughly Britain’s surrendering to PC domination.

Both Britain and America need to stop and think what will happen if they don’t start saying "No" to the PC crowd.

Hat tip: Hot Air


Anonymous said...

Then there's the Victoria Cross, the George Cross, the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath,the Order of St. Michael and St. George, the Knight's (Dame's) Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross, and the Military Cross...

Anonymous said...

When is the Queen going to speak up as a moral and cultural leader of her Nation?

(b)limey said...

As an English commoner I look forward to the abolision of discretionary honours, knighthoods etc. As for military awards for gallantry the muslims can sod off back to the bloody hell hole they came from

Anonymous said...

The Queen shouldn't change it, if any Muslim and Hindu is awarded it then they can reject it if they find it offensive.

I'm not religions, but if I am honoured with a medal that contains a cross (not very likely), I would accept it for what it represents. It doesn't mean that the Muslim and Hindus have to convert to wear it.

Everyone needs to grow up, the whingers need to stop finding things to whine about and we need society to stop bending over for them whenever they complain.

Scott S.