Queen’s Trinity Cross honour deemed unlawful because it offends non-Christians
It is one thing for a television soap opera to insist that crosses be removed from churches; or for street preachers to be arrested for ‘incitement’; or for ordinary Christians to lose their jobs for daring to articulate their traditional beliefs. But to hear that Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council – one of the most ancient and principal councils of the Sovereign – has decreed one of Her Majesty’s honours to be illegal because of its Christian association beggars belief. It is as of the Council itself is seeking to undermine the Sovereign, for she swore at her Coronation to uphold the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law, and swore to govern her people according to their laws and customs.
And those laws and customs are Christian.
So when an honour for service and gallantry which was instituted and established by Her Majesty is criticised by Muslims and Hindus on the grounds that ‘its Christian name and cross insignia are offensive’, it becomes evident that an unacceptable threshold has been crossed. This may be in Trininad and Tobago, but the implications will reverberate around all of Her Majesty’s dominions. For if this honour be unconstitutional because it discriminates against non-Christians, then so must the Victoria Cross, and the George Cross, and God alone knows where this leaves the flag of St George.
Apparently, according to five Law Lords of the Privy Council, the honour ‘breaches the right to equality and the right to freedom of conscience and belief’. Lord Hope of Craighead said that the Trinity Cross was ‘perceived by Hindus and Muslims living in Trinidad and Tobago as an overtly Christian symbol both in name and in substance’. This is unconstitutional, and therefore must be abolished.
This decision can only lead to the eradication of all Christian symbols from the public arena, not to mention saints’ days and schools or hospitals with ‘Trinity’ in their names, or towns with ‘cross’ in theirs. Ride a cock horse to Banbury Crescent doesn’t quite scan, and there is certainly no consonance with ‘horse’, but that is precisely the sort of absurd development this decision heralds.
The cross insignia is becoming illegal. This insidious agenda is destroying almost two millennia of British Christian history. Cleansing the nation of its Christian references in order to placate the non-believers is a quest which can have no logical end until Christendom be expunged altogether.
Perhaps Her Majesty might protest? Or the Archbishop of Canterbury? Or the BBC? Or the Prime Minister?
Ah, no. For the onslaught is against the faith which dare not be expressed.