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FlaGator
03-18-2010, 08:37 AM
More proof that Britain has finally gone of the deep on on political correctness.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1258365/Jedi-believer-wins-apology-Jobcentre-kicked-wearing-hood.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0iXDskKCO




When benefits claimant Chris Jarvis was asked to put down his hood in a Jobcentre, he said he was entitled to wear it because of his Jedi 'faith'.
When he continued to wear the cowl despite repeated warnings, he was escorted from the premises by security guards.



Yet in a case which sums up the march of political correctness in the public sector, he has now received a grovelling apology saying that the government agency 'embraces diversity and respects a customer's religion'. 'Jediism' was made up for the Star Wars films.


The father of three now plans to sue Jobcentre Plus in Southend for discrimination, despite admitting he took up the 'faith' last year only as an excuse to wear hooded tops.



'I am a Star Wars follower. It means following the way of the Jedi,' he said yesterday. 'The main reason is I want to wear my hood up and I have got a religion which allows me to do that.



'Someone with their own religious views is allowed to wear what their religion says - the Sikhs are able to carry a great big dagger. My religion allows me to wear my hood.'

Gingersnap
03-18-2010, 08:43 AM
I've seen all those movies. The only one who always wears the hood up is the Emperor after he "changes" and he's a Sith.

noonwitch
03-18-2010, 10:59 AM
I've seen all those movies. The only one who always wears the hood up is the Emperor after he "changes" and he's a Sith.


Obi Wan wears one in the first movie. Obi Wan as played by Sir Alec, that is. Nothing against Ewan McGregor, though, because he does a great Guiness impression.

Doesn't Yoda wear one, too, in The Empire Strikes Back?

PoliCon
03-18-2010, 12:12 PM
Obi Wan wears one in the first movie. Obi Wan as played by Sir Alec, that is. Nothing against Ewan McGregor, though, because he does a great Guiness impression.

Doesn't Yoda wear one, too, in The Empire Strikes Back?

They all have hoods - but didn't wear them up indoors- GENERALLY - except the emperor.

Articulate_Ape
03-18-2010, 12:27 PM
Just for the record...

http://scifiwire.com/assets_c/2009/09/JediDiscrimination-thumb-550x413-24426.jpg

PoliCon
03-18-2010, 12:29 PM
Just for the record...

http://scifiwire.com/assets_c/2009/09/JediDiscrimination-thumb-550x413-24426.jpg

and he was sneaking about during that scene . . .

Articulate_Ape
03-18-2010, 12:31 PM
and he was sneaking about during that scene . . .

Actually, he was confronting Vader...

http://img.youtube.com/vi/rjCyZ2P9bCA/0.jpg



You fail at The Force.

PoliCon
03-18-2010, 12:35 PM
Actually, he was confronting Vader...

http://img.youtube.com/vi/rjCyZ2P9bCA/0.jpg



You fail at The Force.

yes - confronting vader while SNEAKING ABOUT. The whole reason why he was off the ship was to shut down the tractor beam - remember?

Articulate_Ape
03-18-2010, 12:38 PM
yes - confronting vader while SNEAKING ABOUT. The whole reason why he was off the ship was to shut down the tractor beam - remember?

Boy, you are just asking to get sued.

FlaGator
03-18-2010, 12:47 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/flagator/emperorhelen.jpg

I'm just saying....

FlaGator
03-18-2010, 12:49 PM
Two there are, a master and an apprentice.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/flagator/demcube.jpg

PoliCon
03-18-2010, 12:49 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/flagator/emperorhelen.jpg

I'm just saying....

That there is funny I don't care who you are! :D