by Moody Adams "A prison’s new chapel will not contain a crucifix to avoid offending Muslim inmates, it emerged today," reports the Daily Mail.
Bosses at HMP Lewes have been told the traditional Christian symbol, featuring Jesus nailed to a cross, must not be.
A source at Lewes Prison said, "This is typical. On one side of the room there are heated foot baths for the Muslim inmates, but on the other side there is this silly little movable alter that can be hidden away at a moment’s notice. ‘And there is just a wooden cross, not a crucifix showing the suffering Jesus went through, because those in power thought it might offend the Muslims. ... it’s just the normal PC brigade poking its nose in when it isn’t needed."
The common belief that men are born good and will do the right thing when not offended is an illusion.
When Adam made the choice to sin in Eden's garden, he and all his descendants acquired an evil nature. “The imagination of a man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Gen. 8:21). Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me” (Ps. 51:5). “The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born speaking lies” (Ps. 58:3). “For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin” (Eccl. 7:20). “That which is born of the flesh is flesh” (Jn. 3:6). “We were by nature children of wrath” (Eph. 2:3)
Some day they will discover that the prison bars and fences also offend the Muslim prisoners?