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Latin cross

A cross which has an upright much longer than the crossbeam; three arms are the same length, and the fourth lower arm is much longer.

Latin cross

A cross with the vertical bar substantially longer than the horizontal bar.
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To the newly and recently converted, the shape of the strange airplane resembled the Christian cross and the untrained eye saw Christ arrive with great glory and great power.
A BRITISH Airways worker involved in a row over the wearing of a Christian cross has lost her claim of religious discrimination, it was learned last night.
When the removal was brought to light by an independent student newspaper, Nichol defended his action by asserting that "the display of a Christian cross .
Following consultations with representatives from a wide range of religious groups, the airline said it would permit staff to wear a lapel pin symbol such as a Christian cross or Jewish Star of David, the company said.
According to The Associated Press, the airline also said that the "uniform policy should be amended to allow a lapel pin symbol of faith such as a Christian cross or a Star of David, with some flexibility for individuals to wear a symbol of faith on a chain".
I AM so pleased that the Sunday Mercury has the common sense to speak out about the stupid decision of not letting people wear a Christian cross in a British-named company.
British Airways suspended check-in worker Nadia Eweida after she refused instructions to stop openly wearing a small Christian cross.
AFTER dragging his venerable heels, the Archbishop of Canterbury suddenly remembered whose side he was supposed to be on and (finally) told BA if they didn't give in over Nadia Eweida's right to wear her Christian cross, the Church would sell their pounds 6.
NORTH Wales MPs have joined the growing campaign of condemnation against British Airways over its decision to ban staff from wearing the Christian cross.
I don't think a reasonable observer would see replacing a Christian cross with a mission as a message of hostility toward Christians,'' Lehman said.
Let us not also forget that Hauerwas's hero, Karl Barth, had to contend with the "German Christian" movement that called Hitler "a prophet" and literally emblazoned the swastika at the center of the Christian cross as its banner.
He headed off potential protest by arranging for the mast to be dressed up as a Christian cross.

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