Sunday, December 17, 2006

"religious paranoia"

Outrage as Head Bars the Virgin
by Tom Carlin - www.people.co.uk –
12/17/06

A school head was slammed last night after removing the word Virgin from Mary's name for Christmas celebrations - so as not to upset Muslim pupils.

Sarah Watson said the move was needed to "tread a line between two faiths" at Walter Street primary in Brierfield, Lancs, where 90 per cent of 370 pupils are of Pakistani descent.

Mrs Watson said: "We cut the name to just Mary because Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet, not son of God."

But Christian and Muslim leaders branded the move absurd.

Canon Chris Chivers, head of inter-faith relations in East Lancs, said: "It's religious paranoia."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Michael said...

The move is particularly absurd because Muslims believe in the virgin birth of our Lord.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslims have a devotion to the Blessed Mother.

7:49 PM  

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