The Quebec government unveiled a framework for state secularim Tuesday that proposes to forbid public employees from wearing ostentatious religious symbols such as large crucifixes, Muslim headscarves, Jewish skull caps and Sikh turbans.
While the ban will only affect workers in the public and para-public sector for now, the government says it hopes the private sector will adopt the same rule. It is disturbing to know that the Quebec government will go ahead and pass this "chart of values" even if there is an uproar in the population.
Here is a list of jobs who will be affected: judge, crown prosecutor, police officer, firefighter, bylaw officer, corrections officer, municipal employee, bureaucrat, doctor, nurse, orderly, hospital administrator, social worker, university professor, college professor, high school teacher, elementary school teacher, daycare educator (both public and subsidized private centres). It is interesting that members of the government (provincial and municipal) will be able to wear religious symbols.
I will be personally affected by this law, because I work in a high school. I have religious symbols in my office: cross and pictures of saints. I also wear a cross. It is not a big one, but still.
So please everybody reading this post, it is important that we pray for this very urgent matter.
Thank you in advance and God bless!