Story from the Telegraph this morning (thanks to D for spotting it).
“The founder of the Star Wars-inspired Jedi faith has accused Tesco of religious discrimination after he was banned from wearing a hood in one of its stores.”
Staff apparently threw 23yr old Daniel Jones (a founder of the International Church of Jediism), out of the store in Bangor, North Wales after he refused to remove his hood claiming it was part of his religion. According to the handbook of the UK Jedi Church, “Jedis must wear a hood up in any public place of a large audience.” “I walked past a Muslim lady in a veil. Surely the same rules should apply to everyone.”
I have to think Daniel does kinda have a point. You may think his religion is a bit silly, but it’s fair to say there would be uproar if Tesco’s had asked the Muslim lady to remove her veil. Personally, i’m happy for anyone to follow any belief structure they like and wear whatever they like, so long as it’s not harming others.
Daniel had this parting message for Tesco – “I’ll advise worshippers to boycott Tesco if it happens again. They will feel the Force.”