A medal, The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity, established by the Queen is being withdrawn after it was declared unlawful and offensive to Muslims and Hindus.
The cross-shaped honour has been handed to distinguished members of the former colony of Trinidad and Tobago and recipients include cricketers Brian Lara and Garfield Sobers and a number of diplomats and politicians.
The Christian name and cross are now being replaced with the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which is a circular medal featuring a sun, stars, water and a map of the islands.
The Privy Council, made up of 12 law lords, ruled that the merit decoration was unlawful because it discriminates against non-Christians. In addition, other honours are being reviewed over their references to Christian Saints or symbols.
The Queen established the Trinity Cross in 1969 and it takes precedence over all other decorations except for the Victoria Cross and George Cross. Presumably, the Victoria CROSS and George CROSS will also have to be renamed.
Feel free to disagree, but:
- The United Kingdom is a Christian country.
- The indigenous population of the United Kingdom are Christians.
- The head of state, the Queen, is a Christian.
- The Queen is the head of the Church of England, a Christian religion.
- The award is made by a Christian head of state of a Christian country on the basis of MERIT and WITHOUT REFERENCE TO OR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE BELIEFS OF THE RECIPIENT.
Muslim and Hindu countries also award medals based on merit, do we ask them to change the name of their sovereign or national awards because it might offend someone? Of course we do!
Are the French likely to rename the Croix de Guerre? Almost a certainty!
Should, and would, the world remove all signs or emblems on medals or awards relating to any religion for fear of upsetting the, quite large, number of non-believers or atheists? Without a doubt!
What about the Red Cross and Red Crescent, surely discriminatory.
The simple, and most logical, solution for the UK would be to remove the few remaining rights belonging to the indigenous population, introduce Sharia Law and open up the borders.
Once the indigenous population becomes the minority, they will then be entitled to dignified treatment and the whole cycle can begin again.