December 24, 2012, - 2:46 pm
Some of the biggest customers of luxury automaker Bentley are Muslim sheikhs and oil barons. Now, apparently, many of Bentley’s workers are Muslim, too. And the company decided to fire its longtime Christian chaplain because he might offend Muslims by his very existence. Think this can’t or won’t happen here in the United States? Think again. It already has. And here’s a preview of more to come from the United Kingdom (of Islamistan). The article doesn’t mention the religion question, but despite the obvious tiptoeing around, we know exactly which religion it is:
Every week for ten years the Rev Francis Cooke visited the shop floor at Bentley, offering counselling and advice to the luxury car maker’s workers.
But only days before Christmas he has been made redundant because the company says he might offend non-Christians.
Fired Bentley Chaplain Rev. Francis Cooke, Terminated b/f Christmas b/c he Might Offend Muslims
It said there were too many religions represented among the 4,000-strong workforce at its factory to warrant a Christian chaplain.
Mr Cooke called the decision ‘ridiculous’ and said he spoke to workers of all faiths.
Staff have started a campaign to reinstate the vicar, who they said was an ‘important figure’ who had even helped one employee who had been on the brink of suicide.
Mr Cooke was directly employed by Bentley – it would pay the Diocese of Chester, which would then transfer the funds to the chaplain.
He had outside roles, but this was his only paid work.
He said: ‘It is just beyond belief. The reason I have been given is that there are too many people of different faiths to warrant a Christian chaplain. Everyone thinks it is quite ridiculous. There have been no complaints against me and my position is to help people and not just those who are Christians.’
He said he had been told to leave immediately after bosses said they needed to take a ‘multi-faith outlook’.
Yay! Let’s hear it for multi-culturalism. How’s that workin’ for ya?
He would visit the factory in Crewe, Cheshire, once a week for six hours, and also ran Christian courses and wrote a message in the firm’s newsletters.
‘It is not just about offering religious services,’ he said. ‘I provide counselling to workers who have stresses at home such as broken marriages. I would spend a few minutes with each person which would be enough to help them feel better.
‘I feel that there is something else behind this.’
Yup, that “something else” is called Islam.
A Bentley Motors spokesman said: ‘We have a wide range of faiths and want to take a multi-faith outlook. It would be very difficult to have somebody from each faith.
‘This now gives us the opportunity to look at this and recognise the range of faiths we have here.’
Translation: We’ve capitulated to Islam. Christians need not apply.
Merry Christmas, Love, Bentley.
Thanks to reader Peter for the tip.
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