"Although he is clearly entitled to believe whatever he wants, he doesn't have a right to act in the manner he did," says Mark Klein, a Cargill spokesperson.For that, Cargill is to be admired for having given new meaning to the word "tolerance." They've taught their employees a valuable lesson, one that could go well on a bumper sticker: You Want Intolerance?! We'll Show You Intolerance!
Not to be outdone, the College of William and Mary over in Williamsburg has taken "tolerance" to a new level. Officials there have excluded the Christian cross from its campus chapel to allow for more "inclusivity."
W&M removes chapel cross to be inclusiveHow it is that banning the cross breeds "inclusivity" and doesn't smack of exclusivity is beyond me. And, I'm sure, it's beyond those running the College of William and Mary as well. There was a way to foster inclusivity on campus but the Khmer Rouge approach ain't it.
College officials cite chapel's use for many nonreligious events
Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff and Wire Reports
WILLIAMSBURG -- Officials at the College of William and Mary have removed a 2-foot-high gold cross from a campus chapel they say is increasingly used for nonreligious events.
"In order to make the Wren Chapel less of a faith-specific space, and to make it more welcoming to students, faculty, staff and visitors of all faiths, the cross has been removed from the altar area," read a recent e-mail to Wren Building employees. (link)
The world's gone mad.
By the way, I don't want to give the geniuses at W&M any ideas but the definition of the word chapel is: A place of worship that has its own altar. How long before this chapel, built in 1699, gets renamed "House of Fools."