Image of St. John the Evangelist Banned from Rochester Train Station

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: December 27, 2015

Category: Government Restrictions / Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental / Private



Network Rail, partly funded by taxpayer money, argued it was "overtly Christian" and that it would offend "multi-cultural values".

Network Rail has banned an image of St John the Evangelist from appearing in Rochester station in Kent, which has just been reopened after a £26m renovation. The company, partly funded by taxpayer money, argued it was 'overtly Christian' and that it would offend 'multi-cultural values'.


The image of the saint was to be displayed at the station entrance with other images inspired by Rochester's ancient Christian cathedral. Rochester cathedral, founded in 604 AD, is the second oldest in Britain, after Canterbury.



 



Source: International Business Times