The actual news is rapidly becoming so completely bizarre…that it’s getting to the point where you simply cannot believe it’s not satire.
Case in point:
You’re obviously familiar with the “tear down the statues” mania gripping the country now, right?
Well, if you thought there might be limits to it, you’re as wrong as you can be.
An independent K-12 Catholic school in the San Francisco Bay Area (where else?), San Domenico, has decided to remove religious statues in order that the campus be more inclusive of other faiths.
Let’s hear that again: A private Catholic school…has removed religious statues…so that people of other faiths will feel more welcome.
Even though it’s a Catholic school.
Oh, but there’s more.
The school didn’t decide to remove just any old religious statues…if there even is such a thing.
It seems that even the most deific of figures, Jesus and Mary, couldn’t make the cut.
That’s right; a Catholic school has tossed aside a statue of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in its effort to be more politically correct.
One outraged parent, Shannon Fitzpatrick, in a complaint letter she fired off to the powers-that-be at San Domenico, happens to provide a little insight as to what’s been going on at the school for some time now.
“In our time here,” Fitzpatrick writes, “the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed from the curriculum, the lower school curriculum was changed to world religions, the logo and colors were changed to be ‘less Catholic,’ and the uniform was changed to be less Catholic.”
Parent Kim Pipki, speaking to the Marin Independent Journal, said, “The one main statue that has everyone fired up is the baby Jesus and Mary one.” According to Pipki, the school used to hold a ceremony during which students placed a crown on Mary’s head.
Now, apparently, the ceremony at San Domenico will involve seeing if the students can find any sign of Mary…or Jesus, for that matter…anywhere on campus.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large