Belgium Red Cross Demands Removal of Crucifixes from Offices
The Belgium Red Cross organization has demanded the removal of all crucifixes hanging on the walls of their offices around that country. They want to appear “neutral” and “impartial” and the crucifix makes them appear ‘Christian.’ Not all volunteers are happy about the change.
“Following an email received from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Liège to the twenty-eight Red Cross houses of the Province, we were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross, it is to say no distinctive religion or race.” André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross House of Verviers
The world of political correctness is being enforced by the Red Cross to the point that some have been calling it “PC Tyranny” since 2015.
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The logo of the Red Cross stems from the inverse of the Swiss flag, and comes from the time of the Christian Emperor Charlemagne. But though the Red Cross itself is “neutral,” in that is takes no sides when it comes to helping others, this move denies its roots and gives the impression of a foolish PC action.
“Let things be as they are. We said Christmas holidays, now, winter holidays. The Christmas market in Brussels has become the Winter Pleasures.” Anonymous Red Cross volunteer.
Red Cross charity demands volunteers remove crucifixes from branches to be more secular this Christmas. https://t.co/0j5VKpEJ14
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The Red Cross organization already uses the Red Crescent in Muslim countries so as not to “offend” Muslims.
Removing crosses across Europe
And the Red Cross isn’t the only one demanding removal of the cross…in France, a statue of Pope John Paul II has been the center of controvsery ever since France’s High Court ruled that the cross over the statue had to be destroyed or “decapitated.” Because they want to be secular.
After France orders cross removed, Hungarians ask: “Is everyone entitled to religious freedom except Christians?” https://t.co/7Y3e1YYfqg
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A cross over the statue of Pope John Paul II “violates” the secular nature of France. https://t.co/litnJqM5k4
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Hungary asked to have the statue moved to Budapest to the Saint Benedict Secondary and High School. But they were not happy with the French High Court’s ruling:
“Such measures must be regarded as attempts to do away with the continent’s civilisation and culture. Attempts to remove Christian symbols from public life in the name of tolerance is astounding self-deprecation and hugely damaging…Is it really true that in 21st century Europe we are removing a Christian symbol? It everyone entitled to religious freedom except for Christians?” Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó