Friday, October 27, 2006

'Scuse Me???

College removes cross -– from chapel! William & Mary says move designed to make space less 'faith specific'
The cross from the altar area of the chapel at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., has been removed to ensure the space is seen as a nondenominational area, explains Melissa Engimann, assistant director for Historic Campus. "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," Engimann announced in an e-mail to staff.
Chapel? Less "faith-specific"? I use to think W&M was a good school. Now, I'm not so sure. What are they teaching there anyway?
The cross will be returned to the altar for those who wish to use it for events, services or private prayer. The cross was in place because of the college's former association with the Anglican Church. Though the college is now nondenominational and became publicly supported in 1906, the room will still be considered a chapel, college officials said.
More evidence of PC run amuck! Wonder if this woman is a card carrying member of the ACLU? I'm almost speechless...but you really don't want to hear what I'm thinking!