An insurance company in the United Kingdom recently told a Christian minister that she could lose coverage of her car policy because she put stickers in her vehicle.
Rev. Wena Parry of Cymmer village in Neath Port Talbot in Wales was told by Age UK Insurance that the stickers she put, "Christ Must Be Saviour" and "Christ For Me" are considered modifications under the policy, according to BBC.
In response, she said she believes she was treated unfairly because of her beliefs. "Every opportunity I have I want to tell people about Jesus. I reckon there must be at least a million people who have read the texts on my car and no one has had a problem with it before. But there might be somebody within that company that hates Christianity," she said.
Age UK Insurance told her about the policy when she filed a claim after thieves damaged the car and a part was stolen. She submitted photos to back her claim. That was when the insurance company saw the stickers.
"These modifications do not fit our acceptance criteria for motor insurance and cover would have been declined if we had been made aware of these at the time of purchasing your policy. The policy may be declared void," Age UK Insurance told the 75-year-old minister.
The company told her to explain within 10 days why she didn't tell them about the stickers.
Age UK Insurance denied the minister's claim that she was singled out because of her religious beliefs. "The situation regarding Reverend Parry's claim was in no way related to the Christian nature of her graphics," said a company spokesperson.
The company's insurer, Ageas Insurance Limited, made an investigation into the case and "have concluded that our request to declare all modifications was not made clear enough to Rev. Parry and therefore she did not know which vehicle enhancements should have been declared."
"They say they will review the wording on their policy applications," the spokesperson said.
Parry's case was featured on BBC One Wales' program "X-Ray."