The Mail on Sunday's lead story this morning concerns a teacher who has been sacked for offering comfort to the parent of a sick child by offering to pray for the her. The teacher specialised in teaching children too ill to attend school. The parent made a complaint and the teacher was sacked by her managers.
Let's, for a moment, swap the religion of the teacher. Does anyone seriously imagine the teacher would have been sacked if she had been a muslim, and offered prayers for the child? Of course not. And rightly so.
What a warped society we have become when a parent makes a vexatious complaint like this, and when the teacher, who clearly meant no harm, is then told by her employer that sharing her faith could be interpreted as "bullying".