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    Hide the necklace with the Cross on it?? This might be funny if it was not so true. MAY "THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD" GRANT TO US ALL THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE!! A young 17-year-old boy was shopping in St. Cloud, MN, at a sports store, called Shields. The cashier was a Muslim lady who was wearing her headscarf.  The 17-year-old was wearing a necklace with a cross on it. She told him he would have to put his cross under his shirt because it offended her. He told her he would not do that.  Then he told her that he thought she should take her headscarf off She then called for the manager. The manager came out and told the 17-year-old to just put his cross under his shirt and everything would be fine. The boy again refused to do so and at that point he left the items he had intended to purchase and walked out. Several customers who had been in line behind him had heard the conversation and also left their carts full of items and walked out of the store!! KUDOS TO THE 17-YEAR-OLD!! 



     This has already happened in Australia  !! "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." -Abraham Lincoln 

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    I've not yet encountered that kind of religious intolerance yet, but I did tuck my Christian cross pendant in for my passport photo, after giving it a lot of thought. 


    The young man did exactly what I'd have done in that situation. 

    terryfossil 1

    I thought it a very uplifting story Bob..>>>>>>><<<<<<<..
    Bob/PKB

    I found it brave.

    ....Yippy !

    Yippy!


    KUDOS TO THE 17-YEAR-OLD INDEED!

    terryfossil 1

    Any idea what she means by" Terry's arrows of Australia behind your comment",,i fear to ask the question of anything that bent woman says mate..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    ROMOS

    I put them in a comment I made to her, that's what she thinks they are, go figure ;)
    terryfossil 1

    Yep,go figure.>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    Yippy!


    (Hope the company goes bankrupt)

    terryfossil 1

    Not the company CB,just a weak Manager..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..

    Yippy! Very strong stance for a 17 year old.

    terryfossil 1

    On the money Ducky..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..

    Good for the boy. It takes guts to stand up for yourself sometimes. The woman must not have been very religious as no devote Muslim would have behaved that way. She must have been a new recruit and believing she had a right to claim injury, someone who doesn't know the rules. I've known a number of Muslims and well enough to ask questions, both ways, and not one of them were bothered by my own religion. The lady, using the term lightly, should have been written up with black mark in her file.....

    terryfossil 1

    we had a similar thing in Aussie JH,Some councils in Queensland were not gonna have a christmas tree because it offended some cultures,,however i believe it was a minority of people who complained,political correctness gone wrong..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    How do you know the story is true?  I live in a city filled with Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and many many Christians because This Is The Bible Belt and not one story has ever come up like that.  


    I did have a theatrical friend who has a very co-dependant daughter who told her Mom that their beloved new Golden Retriever puppy, (They only ever buy Golden Retrievers), gets beaten up almost daily in Mill Lake Park where she takes the dog to run.  ... Highly unlikely as I walk there with dogs on a regular basis as I live in close proximity and have never in ten years seen something like that happen.  


    All sorts of people can say all sorts of things.  


    Fundimenal policies of immigrants is religious tolerance, humility and thankfulness.  I live in it.  I also am one.  Respect of the country that accepted you is highest on the list.  


    I find this story hard to believe.  Most of the people I know were not born in Canada. Canada is a blessing to them as it is me and my parents.  I am sure United States is as well.  Especially to those that had no choice other than to flee.  


    The only religious intolerance I have ever experienced is while my girls were attending school and they were told over and over again that they were going to Hell because they were raised to choose their own religion. Not one based upon my beliefs or their father's beliefs (he is Athiest).  No Muslim, Sikh or Hindu child batted an eye because I expose my children to religion and allow them to choose. The Christian kids were pretty darned nasty. Go figure.  

    ROMOS

    Are you saying this didn't happen?
    Is your world so small that it might seem ignorant to you that this actually happens?
    In my world it does, and it happens a lot. >>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<
    FISH-O

    Oh for goodness sakes. In this world of dramatization and living on Twitter or Facebook? It could happen or not.
    No one knows what is actually true any more.
    We are basically victims to what any one decides to say.
    I don't live in a bubble at all. I live in a place where cultures collide. The city of Richmond is predominantly Asian. The street signs are in Asian.

    I am not up for an argument.

    Moreover, I have invited the two of you to visit. You are welcome. It is a pretty cool place to visit.

    My invitation will always stand. I do consider you both friends.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    It also happens in my world but then I keep my eyes and ears wide open. I actually listen when people tell me that they've been treated badly. I believe them.
    ROMOS

    And you're not getting an argument, not my intention, you live in a diverse and wonderful community, I am happy you do, some of us have to put up with a little crap every now and then, and we cope well, nothing to worry about.
    FISH-O

    Ducky, I think where you and I live is night and day. This really is where Canada shines. We honestly don't look at people as if they are different than us and we celebrate First Nations. ... I have friends from around the globe and we help each other out. It is a community and it gets bigger each day.
    I am not joking.
    FISH-O

    Romos;
    If you ever decide to visit you are welcome. I am certain the two of you will fall in love with this part of the planet ... as Liberal and Politically Correct as we hold true and fast to our hearts.
    Most of us are so sentimental that when we sing Oh Canada we cry. ... really. It's embarrassing.

    Roy; Why do you have Terry's arrows of Australia behind your comment?
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Hmmmm.....I actually know people who lived in British Columbia for over 30 years. They never described their city as being quite as "heavenly and tolerant" as yours. Maybe all of B.C. is not the same.
    FISH-O

    I live here. Maybe they were not in a good mood. Or maybe they didn't buy well. Or, God forbid, live in Surrey... North Surrey :(. ... That will definitely put a person in a bad mood. "B.C. ... Bring Cash." We pay for the scenery. It takes a while to come to terms.
    They could also have lived in Mission which is the Armpit of our province. ... sad and true.

    Everywhere is what you make of it and this part of the planet is rich.

    I have a friend from Bangladesh who is even more irratating than me ... a totally positive brown person. Nothing gets that woman down. She sings the praises of British Columbia much louder than me. So do a lot of my friends who have chickens in their back yards and grow their own vegetables. It can be a free and pure world.

    Shoot! Right!
    Dang... we camp and fish, celebrate all sorts of things. Enjoy freedom and beauty... the snow, water and mountains. Art, culture, individuality. ...One Hundred Mile, The Kooteneys, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Nakusp, Arrow Lakes, Kamloops... I have been all over this province. There are only a few non-positive places. East Van probably being the worst.

    In my neighbourhood we mow each other's lawns and clear each other's snow. We take care of each other's pets and celebrate birthdays.

    I never have a Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving that neighbours do not show up to. We have cultivated International Christmas Eve where everyone is welcome and Santa shows up for the children.


    My neighbourhood represents what it is to live in British Columbia. ... Community.

    It takes work and a very large dining room table. ... the biggest gift Ikea can give.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Or....maybe they lived near the U.S. border.
    FISH-O

    I do. I can walk there. Just past Petsmart and Costco.


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