Should we change our traditions to bow to political correctness?
An Italian priest is making waves by not putting up a nativity scene in a cemetery:
A priest in Italy has caused uproar after announcing there would be no Christmas nativity scene at the local cemetery this year because it could offend Muslims and atheists.
Fr Sante Braggiè said there would be no crib in the cemetery in the northern city of Cremona because it may anger people of others faiths or none whose relatives are buried there.
“A small corner of the cemetery is reserved for Muslim graves,” Fr Braggiè said. “A crib positioned within sight of them could be seen as a lack of respect for followers of other faiths, hurt the sensibilities of Muslims, as well as Indians and even atheists.”…
…Corriere della Serra reports that Fr Braggiè’s predecessor as local priest, Fr Oreste Mori, strongly criticised the decision, saying: “Seriously? I can’t believe it!”
“We cannot renounce our culture and traditions,” he said. “That would be an unpardonable weakness.”
“I am, for the time being at least, in Italy, not Saudi Arabia.”
Cremona has been one of the many cities in Italy to bear the brunt of Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, resettling thousands of migrants in the past few years.
The decision has also been criticised by local politicians, including regional councillor Cristina Cappellini. La Repubblica quotes her as saying: “I hope Fr Braggiè changes his mind and apologises to the community.”
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Is this insanity or what?
How far will this go?
Do the crosses need to be removed from the cemetery, too?
But it’s wrong to ask women to not wear
clothing of oppression a burka.
Because: religious rights.
The attack on Christianity by atheists has been relentless in recent years, and now there is concern by the bleeding-hearts that we might just offend Muslims with our outward expression of our inner faith.
Do you care if a Nativity scene offends Muslims?
I recall seeing this on a mosque in a city in southern Ontario, Canada many years ago:
In case you can’t read it, it says: ‘None to be worshipped but God. Mohammed is His Prophet.’
Good thing that’s not offensive to the mainly Christian residents!