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Fired British Christians Lose 3 of 4 Cases in Landmark Human Rights Ruling

(UPDATED) ECHR judges dismisses high-profile appeals of three Christians who lost their religious workers' rights cases in January.

Update (May 29): The legal battle of three Christians who appealed their high-profile religious workers' rights cases before the European Court of Human Rights' (ECHR) Grand Chamber is over. According to The Guardian, "judges at the court have rejected the request (to appeal the ruling), in effect ending the legal battle."

Meanwhile, The Telegraph reports that Christians are already worried that the ECHR's decision to dismiss the appeals will result in exclusion of Christians.


Update (April 22): The Telegraph reports that the three Christians who lost their high-profile cases before the European Court of Human Rights are appealing the rulings before the court's Grand Chamber, opening "the way for a final ruling on what limits can be put on such displays, including wearing a cross and talking about belief in the workplace."

They plan to file papers this week claiming that "British courts are applying double standards towards Christians for ‘political' reasons."


Update (Feb. 19): Britain's ...

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