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    More proof that Britain has finally gone of the deep on on political correctness.
    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.'

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    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.
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    Just for the record...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Just for the record...

    and he was sneaking about during that scene . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    and he was sneaking about during that scene . . .
    Actually, he was confronting Vader...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Actually, he was confronting Vader...





    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    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.
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    I'm just saying....

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