Ms. Tina Gayle, 57 years old and retired, heightened her measly pension by selling cups and books at markets all over the UK. She would travel wide and far and have a talk with people whilst enjoying a day out. At every market, she needed to pay a small fee in order to be able to sell. A nice hobby you could say.
All this has now been caught up with scandal as political correctness in the UK has reached hobby markets.
Ms. Gayle was told at the local market by the Charnwood Borough Council that she needed to remove her Knights Templar drinking cups just in case they may upset Muslims.
Let us give you a small history lesson: the Knights Templar were a division of the Catholic order of knights that fought in the crusades and protected pilgrims going from abbey to abbey. They are recognized by the pope and their symbol is a red cross on a white background.
The drinking mugs which Ms. Gayle was selling featured a painted picture of a knight and a Latin motto which read ‘Not to us Lord, not to us, but to Your Name give the glory.’ They are available for 8$ on eBay now.
The council had warned her beforehand but Ms. Gayle thought they were ‘having a laugh’.
When she came back and wanted to pay her 20$ fee for being able to sell that day, she was refused entry.
Ms. Gayle: “It’s absolute, completely bonkers. How on earth are these mugs offensive?
I haven’t had a single complaint from a Muslim and I’ve had many browse my stall. The complainant said they were offensive because the Knights Templar killed Muslims in the crusades 710 years ago. The Knights Templar were fighting monks, used to protect businessmen traveling across the Holy Lands. They were not marauding murderers. Whoever made the complaint needs to study the history books more closely.”
We already wonder what will be banned from sale next.