tirsdag 16. juni 2020

No. 1532: Discrimination of Unibuss above me when they give more service claims for playing Christian radio, Muslims and others often play far higher than me!

No. 1532:
Discrimination of Unibuss above me when they give more service claims for playing Christian radio, Muslims and others often play far higher than me!

Retrieved from YTF magazine June 2020

The picture of me on the bus here in Oslo.

Wrong to hear Christian radio?

Bus driver Jan Kåre Christensen received a service claim from Unibuss for listening to loud Christian radio broadcasts at work. With the help of YTF's lawyer, Christensen has appealed the case to the Discrimination Board with allegations of religious discrimination. Christensen has been running a bus for Unibuss in Oslo since 2005. Prior to that he was employed for ten years as a professional operator in the electrolysis at the aluminum plant at Hydro Karmøy and has otherwise run a courier and truck before he started driving a bus. Jan Kåre Christensen is a regular worker.

Text and photo: Arne Danielsen

Like many of his colleagues, he listens to available programs on the bus's DAB radio while driving, on news, debates and more. The fact that the bus drivers listen to radio on the job is widely accepted and accepted. Since Christensen is a Christian, he also listens to religious and Christian programs.

Written warning

In November, Jan Kåre Christensen was called in to his group leader at Unibuss and assigned a written service claim. The rationale was several customer complaints about loud religious sermons.

Customer complaints are usually addressed to the Ruters customer center, who passes these on to the operating company. In this case, five complaints with similar content were referred:

"Driver runs Christian preaching at max." “Playing solid Christian radio high on the bus. With full sermon. ” "Listen very loudly to worship. (…) Surely religious sermons on public transport may not be appropriate? ” "Played VERY loud Christian music from a Christian radio channel." "The driver listened to loud religious propaganda."

Thus, the complainants' reasons contain a combination of volume and religious content. Jan Kåre Christensen even refuses to play loud music. He also emphasizes that he has only listened to ordinary Norwegian radio channels. Therefore, he is sure that the real reason for the complaints is the Christian program choice.

What rules apply?

As a YTF member, he contacted his local union representative Leif Arne Myhre, who confirmed that he, like all other bus drivers, should be allowed to listen to the radio channels he himself wanted. The bus driver then contacted Unibuss to clarify which rules applied.

Are we as bus drivers allowed to choose even the channels we want to play? Are there any restrictions if, for example, a passenger visits the bus driver and asks him to change channels?

Unibuss responded by referring to the following text from the driver's manual: “The regular FM radio can also provide necessary information on traffic conditions. Feel free to use this information to inform your customers if it is natural. Be careful to keep the volume at such a level that it does not disturb the customers. ”
- This gave no answer with meaning to me, comments Jan Kåre Christensen, who has since in vain called for a more precise definition of what can be considered an acceptable sound level.
Since the bus driver cannot be seen to have broken any rules, he demanded that the service charge be canceled. But Unibuss was not prepared for this.

Afraid of dismissal

- If, for example, I get another customer complaint with subsequent service complaint, then the dismissal lies and waits. It is very stressful to have such an employer who behaves in this way, emphasizes Jan Kåre Christensen, who, with the help of YTF lawyer Josefine Wærstad, chose to appeal the case to the Discrimination Board.

The lawyer justifies the complaint, among other things, as follows:

- For Christensen, the warning must be considered a ban on listening to radio with religious content. In our opinion, the warning is given with combination reasons - high volume and content. It is not discriminatory to give a warning that you have played too high radio, so it is the last thing that is the subject of nemda's treatment, says Wærstad.

Discrimination on grounds of religion is prohibited under the Equality and Accessibility Act. By discrimination is meant direct or indirect discrimination that is not legal.

Unibus: The volume core

Unibuss does not agree with the allegation of discrimination.

Personnel Manager Per Christian Bing at Unibuss emphasizes to Occupational Traffic that the crux of the matter is the sound level, not the content. He emphasizes that what drivers choose to listen to on radio is inferior and that the experience of "religious propaganda" in the complainants must probably be because the volume has been very high.

- The service complaint comes as a result of repeated complaints due to loud radio use. As an employer, we are obliged to address repeated complaints to one of our employees, to see if we can find a solution together, Bing points out.

Not Ruter's case

Bing also believes that to the extent that complaints can be considered discriminatory, this should be addressed with Routes receiving and handling the complaints in the first place. This off shows Christensen and his lawyer Josefine Wærstad.

- It is true that it is Ruter that receives complaints from the passengers in the first place, but it is after all Unibuss that decides whether the complaints will have any consequence for the driver, emphasizes lawyer Wærstad.

Professional organization is crucial

The case is thus at the time of writing in the Disciplinary Board. Jan Kåre Christensen praises YTF for the help he has received.

- Through the trade union you stand much stronger and get professional help. I am convinced that Unibuss would have resigned long ago if I had not been professionally organized. At YTF, I get help, and Unibuss is very amused when they know that they are not just meeting me, but a whole union. If you stand alone, they have no inhibitions, then just drive on.

tirsdag 9. juni 2020

No. 1531: It is far from Karmøy to Oslo!

No. 1531:
It is far from Karmøy to Oslo!

Recently, I have been squeezed and tried by the management of Unibuss where I work and run a bus through harassment, bullying and discrimination.

What is at issue are some customer complaints with little and no hold.
The latest customer complaint has been constructed as it claims that I played loud music while talking to the prosecutor with a leash 2 meters further behind.
When the customer who claims and complains that I play loud music, I talked with behind the latch.
It is physically impossible that this can happen when my speaker is 30 cm from the ear and complaints are 2 meters away.
The appeal is constructed as it is physically impossible to have a loud sound conversation under such conditions!
It will be like winning the lottery without playing, just as credible and hold on is in the last customer complaint of May 20.

Picture of the mist in Skudeneshavn on Karmøy which is approx. 10 meters high, which I stood with on the ladder and played preaching and singing that sounded all over Søragadå in Skudeneshavn in 1982.
This is where Karmøy municipality was located, as I worked at the time.
But I quit my job to start at the Bible School for free friends who were then in Våler in Re municipality. Which is between Tønsberg and Horten.

Remember well from the time I worked in the municipality of Karmøy in 1982.
I started Bible School at Smyrna Bible Institute in the fall of 82, but after I left Stavanger Post School in December 1981, I moved back to Skudenes.
There I first worked at the Karmøy Steel Industry for Easter.
Began at the municipality of Easter until I started Bible school.

Then I and another were set to paint the house that one was then in.
Had other tasks too, but painting the fog clock was part of the work we did.
It was the old fog clock factory in Søragadå in Skudeneshavn which was, as I said, the residence of Karmøy Municipality in the south.

Then I had a cassette player with me. had a rope in.
As I had around me, there I heard various cassettes that sounded out over Søragadå in Skudeneshavn.

I remember I listened to some voice cassettes I had received from a sister in the congregation.

Final comment or conclusion:

It's weird, I actually played Christian preaching out in the public space on both Karmøy when I was playing tape recorder.
And here in Oslo, whether there are many years in between.
In Karmøy it was loved, here in Oslo it is also loved by many.
But there are some - whether they are Muslims or not, I do not know?
But it is striking that they can not tolerate anything about Israel and otherwise Jesus.
After all, I think there will be a full victory in Discrimination Energy.
We have freedom of religion and belief here in Norway, including Oslo!
Still pray for me, and the case!
I appreciate that very much, thank you for that!

Remember well i.a. an older lady, Mrs. Linn, do I mean her name?
But she's dead now, saying they thought it was great about the preaching and singing.
The only thing they were worried about was me hanging in that 10 meter ladder with that cassette player with me.
Here in Oslo it is the opposite, where they care less about people, but more after dealing with discrimination, bullying and harassment of Christians, not good!
If you have a Jesus, everything will be fine! If you don't have Jesus, nothing is going well!

søndag 7. juni 2020

No.1530: The Evil One has a strategy, purpose and goal with all people!

No. 1530:
The Evil One has a strategy, purpose and goal with all people!

Satan loves mediocrity, so it is so important for believers to live in the spirit of burning. Serve the Lord with joy, and renounce sin in all its forms and forms.
Get Up the Church of God · John-Inge Rolfsnes hears the fine song, it is truly biblical. That is what must and must happen, that we believers rise, cling to Christ in this time.

Joh. 10. 10 The thief comes only to steal and murder and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have abundance.

2 Cor. 10 But whoever you forgive anything forgives him and I; for what I have forgiven — if I have had anything to forgive — I have done it for you, for Christ's sake, lest we be fooled by Satan; 11 For we are not ignorant of his thoughts.

Satan - the old serpent has a purpose with us humans

It is to get all of us into the lake of fire with Himself, the Antichrist, the false prophet, all the fallen angels and demons.
Where these will be annihilated, so is his goal with us humans!

In many ways, one can say that Satan treats us people in "categories", where he has, as I said, a main goal and a sub-goal.
The main goal is always to keep people away from the salvation of Christ Jesus.
Second, his intermediate goal is to keep God's people away from the glory of Christ Jesus.

We read in from the apostle John the gospel 14. 5 Thomas says to him, Lord! we don't know where you're going; how then should we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father without me.

It is Jesus who is the way to God, no one else

Therefore, to keep people away from salvation in Christ Jesus, it is Satan - the evil one's greatest and most important matter.

He has an important intermediate goal, which is why the Apostle Paul says that we are unaware of Satan's thoughts.
The basic text states freely the following: We are not ignorant or neglectful of his schemes.

In other words, it is a scheme in the Satanic world as it is in the world of God.

Where Satan's goal # 1 is to keep people away from Christ Jesus.
And for those who have been part of salvation, Satan's goal is to have us as "dwarf Christians" where we do not take up our position and fullness in Christ Jesus.

In many ways it is the return of Jesus, the 1000 year kingdom and all that we Christians do. Related to the fulfillment of these things and the word of God, so it is so about doing for the Evil that we as believers do not go God's way and spread the gospel.
The scriptures say:

Room. 11. 25 For I would not, brethren, be ignorant of this secret, lest ye be wise in your own eyes, that glorification is partly upon Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles is come in;

The great task of the congregation is to evangelize and spread the message throughout the world. Therefore Jesus said the following:

Mark 16. 15 And he said unto them, Go out into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Before Jesus comes again, we as believers should carry out our mission.
This is what the Evil One will prevent us from doing. Therefore the Lord delays, the scripture also says the following:

Mark 13. 10 And first the gospel must be preached to all peoples.

The basic text is freely translated as follows:
First, the gospel must be proclaimed to all peoples and nations.

I wrote this in my own Bible comments:
Mark 13. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all peoples.

Notice the wording, here Mark mentions the gospel. In Matthew 24. 14 And the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached throughout the world for a witness unto all peoples, and the end shall come. The Jews, especially the 144,000 of which the Book of Revelation speaks, will in the end preach the gospel of the kingdom - the 1000 year kingdom. But we, as believing Gentiles, but also Jesus-believing Jews have the gospel and cross-preaching at the center. 1.Kor.1. 18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who perish, but to us who are saved, it is the power of God.

11 But when they carry you away and surrender to the authorities, you should not be worried about what to say. Say what is being given to you at the same time! For it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

We should not walk around worrying about anything or anyone, but watch and pray. All the challenges and difficulties that come our way, God has given us a resource for dispensation. His own Spirit, the Holy Spirit who will give us the right words at the right time in every occasion.
(quote at the end.)

Conclusion or final comment:

The Apostle Paul says so clearly that we are not unknown or alien to Satan's thoughts and schemes.
He clearly wants people to live and walk away from God and into sin.
But the very solution, which is Jesus.
That is what the Evil One above all will keep people away from.
There is only one path that leads, and in a name for which there is salvation.
It is in the name of Jesus!

Acts 4. 12 And there is no salvation in any other (Jesus' name); for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we shall become

At the same time, I would say that the people of God and the church of God have unfortunately fallen far, far behind. This is of course in Satan - our enemy's interest.
The apostle Paul says in the Hebrews:
From My Bible Commentaries Hebrews 5. 11 We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, since you have become so slow to hear.

All the time, there is a struggle for spiritual development to continue. All the time, there are obstacles that are always within yourself.

Hosea 4. 6 My people perish because they lack knowledge (1930 transl.).

12 After such a long time you ought to be teachers yourself; but you need someone who can again teach you the first and basic things in the word of God. You must have milk and not solid food.

This is what one is being taught was really well-known material that one should be able to learn and put into one another. In essence, we do not need teachers and other preachers in a congregation if every believer develops according to the potential that one has. But it turns out time after time that it does not happen that one as believers develops such an opportunity and one should. The world, sin, error and unbiblical teaching are some of the reasons. But laziness and lethargy are usually the real cause.

13 For those who receive milk lack insight in the message of righteousness; he is immature.

The simple and important truths that should be a stepping stone to greater and deeper truths dwell than ever. It is wonderful that Jesus died for us, but that truth is only an entrance to live in the Kingdom of God! Stagnation leads to apostasy and spiritual immaturity.

14 But solid food is for the ripe, for those who, by using their senses, have exercised them to distinguish between good and evil.

Spiritual development should never stop either in this or the future life.

It is also through trial, error, humiliation and taking new chances that spiritual development is ongoing. It is combative and wonderful to go on with God and grow up to be the head - Christ - in every part that is God's goal for us.
(Quote end.)

The same he says almost to the Corinthians, we read:

1 Cor. 3. 1. And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink, and not meat; for you did not tolerate it yet. Yes, you are not tolerating it yet, 3 You are still carnal. For when there is envy and weariness among you, are you not carnal and walk in the human way?

Gets to include another word, which speaks about the same thing. This is the wise King Solomon who writes.

Ecclesiastes 10. 5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun - a misconception that comes from the ruler: 6 Foolishness sits in high positions, while noble people must sit low. 7 I have seen servants riding horses and princes walking on foot as servants.

Do not want to be negative, but here is an article on Satan, where the title of the article is;
"The Evil has a strategy, purpose and goal with all people!"

I believe that God's people are very, very slow to support what is from God.
Those who preach the word of God in truth.
But if one strikes a little here and there, then the people of God gather.
The spiritual abilities, the spiritual tastes, and the understanding of what is from God and what is not from God. There are far too many believers at the bottom.
That's exactly what the apostle Peter says:

2 Pet. 1. 8 For when these things are in you, and are allowed to grow, they show that ye are not idle or fruitless in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; 9 For whosoever hath not these things, he is blind, myopic, having forgotten the cleansing from the sins of his past. 10 Wherefore, brethren, give even more effort to make your calling and selection! for when you do these things you will never stumble; 11 For in this way shall ye be abundantly given entrance into our Lord and Savior the eternal kingdom of Jesus Christ. 12 Therefore I will always remind you of this, even though you know it and are rooted in the truth that is with you; 13 Yet I consider it proper, as long as I am in this hut, to awaken you by reminder,

It's not supposed to be very negative. But when spiritual development stops, yes also goes back.
Then it is Satan who has achieved his goals and purposes, there is something to be aware of.
The apostle Peter speaks of one being "blind, myopia."

In many ways, it is a tragedy that, as believers for 2000 years, we have not been able to evangelize the entire world and have not lived a holy life.
This is, of course, that we have had and have a very tough opponents and enemies.
It is Satan and his spirit army.
They have so much ability, and we as believers have given so much.
It is time for the church of God to rise again.
Here too in Norway!
Concludes with a song from Youtube.
Here, it's up to you God's Church · John-Inge Rolfsnes