A few days ago, I happened upon an article satirising Christian Fundamentalists, which I took to be real. Now, via Dr Crippen, we find a bona fide example of intolerance. Despite my recent suggestions to the contrary, it seems this country is capable of outlandish, misguided fundamentalism after all:
A girl aged 11 has been refused a place on a Church of England school bus because she is not baptised.
Its not quite a demand to return a donated organ, but I think the pettiness of this act might make it worse. Have these alleged ‘Christians’ never heard of the Good Samaritan? If Jesus had a mini-bus, would He really drive on by? Or is this another example of some well-meaning jobsworth making decisions without thinking through the implications?
I repeat, again, that the fight is between inclusiveness, and divisiveness. This world is made up of two types of person: those who constantly divide the population into two groups, and those who do not. Which side are you on?