Friday, May 08, 2009
Outrage of the Day: Erasing England's Religion and CultureBetween 1291 and 1294, twelve "Eleanor Crosses" were erected by the government of England to mark the spot where the funeral cortege of the queen of England, ueen Eleanor of Castile, stopped for each night of its 12-day trip from Lincoln, where she died, to Westminster Abbey, where she was buried.
In 1856, Queen Victoria created the Victoria Cross as Britain's highest recognition for valor in the face of the enemy.
In 1940, King George VI established the George Cross as an award, primarily for civilians, for 'acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger."
In 1969, Queen Elizabeth II created the Trinity Cross to recognize distinguished service in one of Britain's former colonies.
But now, in Britain, the London Times reports that five British law lords have determined that the creation of the Trinity Cross honor, because of its Christian reference, breaches "the right to equality and the right to freedom of conscience and belief."
The British government now is looking into whether this judgement will apply to other British decorations and honors, potentially overthrowing at least 718 years of English religion, tradition and culture.
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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:39 AM