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British Airways backs down on cross ban after international outrage...
“Wear your crucifix about your neck with pride. Are you ashamed to make it known that you are with My Son?" - Our Lady of the Roses, October 6, 1974
LifeSiteNews reported on November 27, 2006:
An outpouring of condemnation and criticism from within the UK and around the globe finally convinced British Airways to withdraw its controversial ban on workers wearing a visible cross, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.
Airline chief executive Willie Walsh made the announcement five hours after the Church of England threatened to sell its £6.6 million worth of BA shares in response to the ban.
Mr. Walsh had led the airline in its refusal to concede employee Nelda Eweida’s right to wear a small visible cross around her neck while in uniform. The airline had defended the ban by saying the rule applied to all visible jewelry--Miss Eweida was free to wear the cross so long as it did not show.
Muslim and Hindu employees were permitted to wear headscarves and turbans, however, which the airline said would be “impractical” to conceal beneath uniforms.
Critics condemned the policy as a double standard that openly discriminated against Christian employees.
In a statement on Friday, Mr. Walsh said it was clear that policy would have to change, saying the airline would look at adapting the rules to ‘allow symbols of faith to be worn openly.’
At an appeal Nov. 20 the airline again ruled against Miss Eweida, who has been on unpaid leave for the past two months. That ruling unleashed an onslaught of criticism and calls for boycotts from church leaders and politicians alike.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams said the airline’s anti-cross stance was “deeply offensive.”
“If BA is really saying or implying that the wearing of a cross in public is a source of offence, then I regard that as deeply offensive and, in a society where religious liberty and the expression of religious commitment is free, I regard it as something really quite serious.”
“If they’re saying that it’s to do with matters of health and safety, I would question whether that is a sensible kind of regulation, whether in fact there really is a problem here, and I would ask them to look very seriously at this, given the enormous reaction of dismay that’s been caused in the Christian community.”
MPs who opposed the airline on the issue began a boycott of BA flights, including Environment Minister Ben Bradshaw, Leader of the Commons Jack Straw, who said the ban was ‘quite inexplicable’ and Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain, who said it was “loopy.”
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, spoke out against the airline policy, as did Muslim spokesman Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain, who said, “BA should allow this lady to wear her cross. It is simple and unobtrusive.”
This is a country that prides itself on freedom of religion and BA should rethink as a matter of urgency.”
The Vatican criticized British Airways in a statement made by Cardinal Walter Kasper, aide to Pope Benedict in charge of relationships with other churches.
“I find it very surprising that in a country of such rich traditions and religious freedom such a thing should be considered,” Cardinal Kasper said. “There must be freedom to express one’s religious beliefs. It is a very sad sign.”
Criticism came from as far away as the U.S. and Africa. Archbishop Peter Akinola, leader of the Nigerian Anglican church, threatened a boycott, saying, “As far as we are concerned the decision to ban the cross by BA has religious undercurrents. The trend in your country is to devalue its religious heritage. If BA says no to the cross, we shall start using another airline. I shall do everything I can to urge Christian leaders to boycott BA.”
In retracting the airline’s ban on crosses, Mr. Walsh suggested that BA policy changes may allow employees to wear lapel badges indicating their religious affiliation.
“The review will examine ways in which our uniform policy will be adapted to allow symbols of faith to be worn openly while remaining consistent with the British Airways brand and compliant with employment legislation.”
“Our staff have suggested that we allow the wearing of religious symbols as small lapel badges. This will be considered as part of the review.”
Read Daily Mail coverage:
See previous LifeSiteNews coverage:
British Airways Denies Appeal from Christian Employee Banned from Wearing Cross
No British Airways Decision Yet On Allowing Christian Employee to Wear Small Cross
“Learn a simple lesson from the past, My children. When the morals of a country stare to go down into darkness, and the teachings turn from God to man, that country will soon be ended. First the spiritual life and then the material life of your country shall be destroyed.” - Jesus October 2, 1976
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These prophecies came from Jesus, Mary, and the saints to Veronica Lueken at Bayside, NY, from 1968 to 1995:
PREPARE FOR GREAT PERSECUTION
"My child and My children, My heart is very sad that I must bring you this urgent but final Message from Heaven. The Eternal Father has sent Me as a Mediatrix from God to man all about your world, the earth, crying out warnings from Heaven to mankind, warnings that only a few have heeded. And now the hour is approaching, the hour of darkness and sadness. Many parents shall have tears of anguish brought into their homes by the coming events.
"My children, please, as your Mother I ask you in all charity to go forward and warn your brothers and sisters to prepare for great persecution. There will be many catastrophes now befalling your earth until the great Warning, and then the final Chastisement. O My children, will you not listen to Me!” – Our Lady, November 20, 1978
"My dear parents, please! Listen to your Mother. Listen to what I have to say to you, for I tell you the truth. The Eternal Father sees all, and makes us knowledgeable as to what is happening upon earth that will bring its eventual destruction. Your children are being educated in the schools to take all Christianity from their lives, and believe not in the supernatural things of God, but the diabolical processes of satan, in cults.” - Our Lady, June 18, 1987
"My child and My children, prayer has not become a way of life for many. That is why communism has got such a foothold in your country and in other countries of the world. The prayers given to you in your childhood will be remembered always, I know, My children; but there are those who have not received these prayers in their schools, for prayer has been outlawed in many areas of your country and the world. It took but a few without faith to bring down the flag, for even your country's flag is being defiled, My children.” - Our Lady, October 2, 1987
OUR LADY KNEW PERSECUTION
"I was honored by the Father in your years of twelve. My young years, My child, were spent in seclusion. I, too, was not without persecution when I carried on the apostleship of My Son.
"You must never slacken or give in to your human weakness, for you will be given the strength to finish your mission.
"It is sad to look into the future, My child, and know that already the enemies of your God are planning to dispose of a godly leader. The righteous man shall be met with much scorn and persecution. It is the sign of your times.” – Our Lady, August 14, 1974
"Yes, I tried to warn everyone of what was going to happen to the world of the future. Our Lady said that the little Father in Rome would suffer great persecution, but much of this persecution would come from his very own, those that he trusted. That is why the picture was given to you, to send the message throughout the world.
"It is true that I gave a final message, but I, too, could not give the date--only to warn the world that a great Warning would come to mankind. It would be a great cataclysm Warning, and then there would be a great Miracle, and after that, if nothing changes and man continues to offend the Father, He would have to start this terrible, terrible trial. For there will be a great War and there will be a great, terrible Chastisement." – St. Jacinta, June 8, 1974
PERSECUTION WILL REIGN IN THE
“Michael is the guardian of My Son's House. Michael will be entered into My Son's House, or your country will fall. The doors will shut. Persecution will reign in the House of My Son, and all that is rotten will fall.
"Pray much, My child. Pray a constant vigilance of prayer, Rosaries of prayer throughout the world--link to link, bead to bead, soul to soul across your nation and the world. You are living now in the days of trial, and you will all be tested and receive your just reward from the Father." – Our Lady, May 22, 1974
THE PERSECUTION WILL BE GREAT
"The persecution to all those who follow and defend My Son in truth, in the light, the persecution will be great. The masters of deceit, they are gathering like vultures to send into motion a conspiracy of evil that has been brought about because mankind has given himself to all manner of evil.
"The time given by your prophets of old, the time of times is here. You will all, My children, wear your sacramentals in the battle, the days ahead. What was to happen in the future shall be now. Your world will be baptized by fire. Many will die in the great flame of the Ball of Redemption.” – Our Lady, May 26, 1976
MANY SHALL REJECT OUR LADY’S
"We know the trial ahead for all who seek to bring the truth to mankind for My Mother. Many shall reject Her message, and many of Our children of the light will receive great persecution as they seek to bring the Message from Heaven to their brothers and sisters.
"There will be many thorns among the roses, but at the end of your road, My children, there is a special crown waiting for you." – Jesus, June 5, 1975
MANY GREAT SAINTS SHALL RISE
"Awaken now from your slumber and seek your return from your course of destruction by getting down upon your knees and praying in heartfelt, sincere prayer to the Eternal Father, to guide you back from your present road of destruction.
"Your countrymen have sought to silence the voice of My Mother throughout your world. You will not continue to silence the voice-boxes throughout the world, for you are sowing the seeds of your own destruction!
"Amen, amen, I say to you: unless mankind returns God the Eternal Father to his life, he will not have the years of two hands to count upon!
"The present generation, My child, shall pass through this crucible of suffering. Many great saints shall rise from this persecution.” – Jesus, June 5, 1975
THE CANDLES UPON EARTH
"As it was in the time of Noe, as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrha, so shall it be upon your earth. Man shall be permitted to fall fast into the abyss. Why? Because he has hardened his heart and closed his ears to the truth. He has given himself to all manners of pleasures of the flesh. Sin has become a way of life in your country and in the countries throughout your earth.
"The children of God, the candles upon earth, My child, shall suffer much persecution from the agents of darkness.” – Jesus, December 31, 1975
“YOU CANNOT BESTOW GRACES UPON
A CLOSED HEART”
“You must expect, My child, to receive great persecution. Graces are given in abundance, but they are for the asking. You cannot bestow graces upon a closed heart.” – Our Lady, February 1, 1975
FORCES OF EVIL WILL NOT
"The forces of evil will not slacken in their fight against you, My child. You must expect much persecution, for the agents of darkness are set with hardened hearts. And the light--My child, it is difficult to pierce with the light the hearts that are hardened.
"Your major weapon will be prayers and penance. Many can only be retrieved, My child, by prayers and sacrifice.” – Jesus, June 18, 1975
A HEAVY CROSS
"I have prepared you in the past, My child, for much persecution. I have not directed you falsely. All who follow My Son will carry a heavy cross. It is through suffering that you will gain a measure of perfection.
"Every moment of your life is not wasted if you will learn a lesson, a very simple lesson, on the road to sanctity. You will use every moment of your life and give up your hardships as a sacrifice, as a penance for your soul or the salvation of other souls. Think, My child, throughout the hours of your day, how many graces you may accumulate for the waiting souls in purgatory, especially those who have been abandoned by their loved ones, forgotten. For when you are out of sight, you are slowly out of mind.” – Our Lady, September 28, 1974
“THE PERSECUTION WITHIN THE
HOUSE OF GOD WILL BE HEAVY”
"Before this battle is over, many who remain to stand forth to protect the honor of My Son will be subjected to torments from their own. Many martyrs will enter into the Kingdom. The persecution within the House of God will be heavy. The agents of hell seek to destroy My Son's House on earth. Many of the dedicated will grow weak and fall in with the plan of satan, preferring to accept a life without suffering on earth, refusing and casting from their minds the reality of the eternal life of the Kingdom.” – Our Lady, February 1, 1973
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On February 1, 1974, Our Lady said, "My children, know the value of these sacramentals. Guard your children well. You must awaken to the knowledge that you will not be protected without the sacramentals. Guard your children's souls. They must be surrounded with an aura of purity. Remove them if necessary from the sources of contamination, be it your schools or even false pastors."
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Your names have been written in Heaven… "It is not by accident that you are called by My Mother, for your names have been written in Heaven.... But with this great grace you have great responsibility to send this Message from Heaven throughout the world, for if you are able to recover just one more for Heaven, an additional star shall be placed in your crown." - Jesus, August 5, 1975
A great obligation to go forward... "It is not by accident that you are called by My Mother, for it is by merit and the prayers that have risen to Heaven for your salvation. For those who have received the grace to hear the Message from Heaven, you have a great obligation to go forward and bring this Message to your brothers and sisters. Do not expect a rest upon your earth, for you will have eternal rest very soon." - Jesus, June 12, 1976
The sin of omission... "The sin of omission shall condemn many to hell, be they layman or Hierarchy. I repeat: not the sin of commission, but the sin of omission will commit many to hell." - Our Lady of the Roses, October 6, 1980
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