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Speaking up for the Christian flag


Discrimination means unequal or different treatment or harassment that causes harm.

Do people have the right to equal treatment and opportunities without discrimination or harassment?

The Christian flag is a flag designed in the early 20th century to represent all of Christianity and Christendom.

The flag has a white field with a red Latin cross inside a blue canton. The shade of red on the cross symbolizes the blood that Jesus shed on Calvary. The blue represents the waters of baptism, as well as the faithfulness of Jesus.

The white represents Jesus’ purity.

In conventional vexillology, a white flag is linked to surrender, a reference to the Biblical description of Jesus’ non-violence and surrender to God.

Freedom of religion or freedom of belief is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice worship and observance. It also includes the freedom to change one’s religion or belief.

Freedom of religion is considered by many people and nations to be a fundamental human right — something for the elected officials of our governments to think about when making decisions for the people.

Equality rights: every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.

Tolerance: the acceptance of the different views of the other people and fairness towards the people with different views.

A simple definition of politically correctness is agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.

The Christian flag flying in a community or province where a large percentage of the people call themselves Christian should not cause governing leaders to think it would be an offence or politically incorrect, especially at Easter, one of the most Holy times of the year for Christians.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and proud to be called a Christian.

 

Charles Wiscombe

Marystown

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