Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jobcentre ejects Jedi Knight

By Lester Haines

A Southend Jedi Knight who refused to dehood in his local Jobcentre was escorted from the premises by security stormtroopers, the Sun reports.

Chris Jarvis, 31, is described as a Star Wars fan and member of the International Church of Jediism. Said church's intergalactic hoodie uniform is at odds with the strict doctrine of the Department for Work and Pensions, which may require Jobcentre "customers" to remove crash helmets or hoods for "security reasons".

Following his ejection, Jarvis filled out a complaint form and within three days got a written apology from branch boss Wendy Flewers. She said: "We are committed to provide a customer service which embraces diversity and respects customers' religion."


Unknown said...

What coven or druid gang do you suppose Wendy belongs to?

Pablo the Mexican said...

How cool is that?

He stood by his beliefs and got an apology.

I'm sure this guy knows it's a bunch of hooey, but he exposed the system for what it is.