Religious accommodation undermines our society. Every time we formally recognize the childish superstitions of a religion we pick away another thread from the fabric of our culture. Canada will soon look like an old frayed shirt ready to be tossed away.
Last week this paper reported on the lengths the Correctional Service of Canada has gone to make a Muslim woman currently training to be a prison guard in the Kingston area feel like her new work environment resembles a mosque as much as possible.
The woman's been granted permission to wear long sleeves and gloves to avoid skin-to-skin contact with males. The CSC is devising a special hijab for her to cover her hair with. She's going to be able to take prayer breaks throughout the day. The CSC also formed a working group to come up with ways to ensure the woman's cultural needs were accommodated.