Sunday, June 29, 2014

United Kingdom: Disciplinary Board Finds Christian Guilty of "Bullying" for Praying with Muslim

Can anything be weaker than Islam? It brags about being the true religion, but recoils from the slightest challenge. Under Sharia, Christians are not allowed to share the Gospel with Muslims. In the United Kingdom, Sharia is already being enforced. Christians who so much as pray with a Muslim are accused of bullying and are punished accordingly.
Victoria Wasteney
The Telegraph—A Christian health worker has begun a legal challenge after being disciplined by the NHS for praying with a Muslim colleague.

Victoria Wasteney, a senior occupational therapist in one of the country’s most racially diverse areas, was also accused of bullying the colleague after giving her a book about a Muslim woman who converts to Christianity.

In addition, senior managers told Miss Wasteney that it was inappropriate to invite the woman to a community sports day organised by her church.

The complaints led to Miss Wasteney being suspended on full pay for nine months.

Three charges were upheld against the 37-year-old Christian at an internal disciplinary hearing in February and five charges were found to be unsubstantiated. She had to accept a final written warning at work which will remain on her records for 12 months, as well as accept a range of other requirements designed to stop her discussing her faith and beliefs with colleagues.

Miss Wasteney said she was challenging her employers in court because political correctness in the NHS was stifling ordinary conversations about faith.

“I believe in tolerance for everyone and that is why I am challenging what has happened to me,” she added.

The young Muslim woman was appointed as a newly qualified occupational therapist in a team of 30 managed by Miss Wasteney at East London NHS Foundation Trust.

“One of the earliest conversations I can recall was one in which she said she had just moved to London. She felt that God had a real plan and a purpose for her,” said Miss Wasteney, from Essex. Miss Wasteney told her colleague that she went to church, but was “very cautious because our environment is such that these things can be misconstrued and, with her being from a different faith background, I was mindful of being respectful of that”.

Miss Wasteney said the woman was interested in the anti-human trafficking community work being done by her church.

Over a period of time, Miss Wasteney said she invited her colleague to several church-organised events and thought no more about it. Later, when the woman was due to go off work for hospital treatment, Miss Wasteney gave her a book to read during her recuperation.

“A friend had recommended it to me, a book called I Dared to Call Him Father. I hadn’t read it. I still haven’t. But it is a story about a Muslim woman who converts to Christianity.

“Because we had had these conversations it did not seem abnormal. It certainly was not an attempt to convert her to Christianity, as it was put to me later.”

On another occasion the woman came to Miss Wasteney’s office in tears, upset about her health and problems at home.

“I said to her that she had strong faith and she should draw on that faith,” said Miss Wasteney. “I said 'Pray!’ She told me she could not pray, so I replied 'Maybe I can pray for you?’ And she said 'OK’.

“I asked if I could put my hand on her knee, and she said yes. I don’t know if I said 'Lord’ or 'God’ but I said what I thought was the most neutral. Then I said 'I trust that You will bring peace and You will bring healing’.”

In June last year, Miss Wasteney was told that complaints had been made about bullying and harassment.

A disciplinary hearing at her work in February found her guilty of three charges of misconduct – praying with the colleague, giving her the book and inviting her to church events. (Continue Reading.)


Dacritic said...

This is freaking pathetic.

Anonymous said...

meanwhile muslims protest against people "insulting" their prophet with signs saying
kill those who insult our prophet
and what do british police do against incitement to murder?
.you guess it.....nothing

parisclaims said...

How I hate that weasel word. Used in virtually every sentence by cultural Marxists.

Unknown said...

This is no united kingdom, this is dis-united kingdom. Unbelievable! I bet its going to get worse. Shameful weaklings!

Unknown said...

Yes I leave in UK and what I see about Islam , is Bad......politicians hear are just Condoning Islam because of Their political interest in Saudi Arabia ......and this Country is going down sooner than later. ...coz People are no well informed about Islam and ut Agendas

Unknown said...

Christians are the people with the most potent weapon against the evils of Islam. Yet they are being attacked by the British liberal elites.

Unknown said...

Shame on you, u.k..!

A country that once had a vast empire throughout the world... Now obeying her what, 5% muslims..?!

Shame on u, u.k..! U once conquered the world with 1 of ur mission was to proclaimn the Gospel. Now u even disconnect the Gospel to ur own citizen, even worse, punish who proclaimn it..! Shame on u..! How u gonna face Jesus when He come again..?!

Shame on u..! This world is sick enough corrupt minded politicians. Now plus with stupid minded one from U.k..!

Unknown said...

This world is getting rediculous!!!! But praise Jesus she didn't care she still shared Jesus! We should all take her example

Dacritic said...

Hey Jonas, I share your sentiment, as I have lived for some years in the UK. In the past few centuries, Great Britain went offshore in search of land and gold, and also maybe to spread the Gospel. However, some people say that these days, the UK is like an old lady, elegant with a great past... But not much future. So now, she makes money by opening her shores to the peoples she once ruled, most notably in education. And many of these countries that were under British rule are Islamic, such as Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia. So to appear friendly to all her... Customers, she has to accommodate all this Islamic and Sharia crap. Sad I know. I won't be surprised if they start to introduce the nonsense that is "Islamic banking" soon. The US on the other hand, compared to the UK, have not really subjugated or ruled anyone else. So they don't feel they need to do anyone any special favours. In fact, because of 9-11, it is harder for those with Islamic names or from Islamic countries to enter the US.

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