Fond as she is of Egregious Twaddle, Joanne finds some more and she sounds a little fed up.:
City officials agreed Tuesday night to change the city logo after a Madison, Wis., organization threatened legal action.
Law Director S. Gary Repella announced the decision following a 15-minute closed-door meeting with City Council members. “We will be approaching Mark Nelson of Nelson Fine Art and Gifts and asking him to redesign the city logo to remove the cross and silhouette of the Christ the King Chapel on the Franciscan University of Steubenville campus.,” said Repella. “We were contacted in May by the Freedom from Religion Foundation Inc. in Madison, Wis., who said one of our citizens had complained about the city logo.
Got that? “One of our citizens complained…”
I wonder what would happen if a bunch of other citizens, um…complained back.
Forget that the silhouette of the Franciscan University chapel with its hideously offensive cross, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, makes up only about a quarter of the city’s logo, or that the University is one of the city’s biggest employers and contributors to the local economy. Budgets are tight, and it’s cheaper, they think, to knuckle under to bullies than to defend the lawsuits the bullies are using instead of brass knuckles these days.
To see the offensive image (and for the rest of Joanne’s rant) go here
Deacon Greg, who is a mild chap and not at all the activist-type, has put his hand to his forehead over this. He points out that this flag must give people fits of the vapors, then
UPDATE: Franciscan Responds — they go Groucho and say “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member”. It’s an excellent response. (H/T Shana)