If you’re a Christian male Progressives and their Democrat counterparts are doing everything possible to let you know you’re not welcome in the society they’re trying to build.
Latest case in point, Saint Louis University. The University is a Jesuit school. As in Catholic. In the front of the University stands a statue of Fr. Pierre Jean De Smet, SJ ministering to Indians. It’s been there for over 60 years.
Fr. De Smet was well known to the Indian tribes, he was a friend of Sitting Bull and lived among and ministered to the tribes at their request. At . Their . Request.
It seems as though the current crop of University students and administrators find Fr. De Smet’s work to be offensive. Really? Yes, really.
According to SLU Assistant Vice President for Communications Clayton Berry, “some faculty and staff … raised questions about whether the sculpture is culturally sensitive.” Senior Ryan McKinley is more specific: “The statue of De Smet depicts a history of colonialism, imperialism, racism and of Christian and white supremacy.”
You may go get an adult beverage. Let us pause here to note that Jesuits used to be made of stern stuff. Obviously, those times are long past.
“The statue of De Smet depicts a history of … Christian … supremacy.”
Last time we checked, the foundation of Christianity was a guy named “Jesus.” He was called “Christ” by his followers when he walked among the Jews and to this day is still referred to by that title. Jesus proclaimed Himself to be the Son of God, the Savior.
Not to be picky, but no other religion has a character like Jesus. He came to make sinful man right with God. We think that makes Christianity supreme among religions.
And the Jesuits are swallowing this line of “culturally sensitive” claptrap. The crackling sound you’re hearing is Fr. De Smet spinning in his grave.
This is all part of a larger assault on civil society. Just wait until states or the feds start regulating marriage and require religious organizations to perform homosexual marriages at the risk of loss of their tax exemption.
It’s on the way.