Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Enough insult to go around

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 2:58 PM

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights will not — I repeat, will not — demand a congressional probe over a perceived insult to Christians in the aftermath of a mini-scandal that erupted at the Air Force Academy due to a cross being left at a new outdoor prayer circle.

The cross that offended everybody (oh wait, is it offensive to say that?
  • The cross that offended everybody. (Oh wait, is it offensive to say that?)

The Denver Post reports that the heart of the perceived insult boils down to the characterization by Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michael Gould that the placement of the cross was "destructive behavior."

[League president Bill] Donohue then issued a statement complaining that Gould's comparison of the cross incident to other acts of vandalism was "overkill" and "grossly insulting to Catholics and Protestants."

Apparently a chaplain at the Academy convinced officials with the Catholic League that a probe isn't needed.

Hmm, that sounds surprisingly reasonable.

You can read about the prayer circle and the resulting flap here and here, or check out Rich Tosches' column on it here.

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