Thursday, March 22, 2018

Holy Cross to drop knight mascot because of Christian violence during Crusades

An astonishing example of ignorance, stupidity, and political correctness run amok. The College of Holy Cross is dropping its longtime mascot, the knight, because of its connection to Christians who fought during the Crusades. Fox News:
The College of the Holy Cross announced it would drop its Knight mascot and related imagery to avoid ties to the violence committed by Christian armies during the Crusades. The Massachusetts school's president, Rev. Philip Boroughs, said in a letter to students that "the visual depiction of a knight, in conjunction with the moniker Crusader, inevitably ties us directly to the reality of the religious wars and the violence of the Crusades."
The College of Holy Cross is one of the preeminent centers of Catholic higher education in the country. But holy moly, guys – who's teaching history at that school?  Read more

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