Thursday, November 17, 2005

los símbolos significativos

Las Cruces is in trouble. At least a couple of the Lawyers WIthout Nothing Better to Do have decided to waste some tax money pursuing justice for the beleagured non-Christians in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The city's logo is three crosses. Of course the city's name translates "the crosses." What a religiously bigotted thing to name a city! While stopping short of calling for the city to be renamed, those offended want the symbols removed.

Oddly, they say that “the crosses serve no governmental purpose other than to disenfranchise and discredit non-Christian citizens.” Are we then to believe that the Las Cruces government intends to disenfranchise and discredit non-Christian citizens? I have been to quite a few city council meetings (though none in Las Cruces) and have never heard a city councilmember advocate disenfranchising or discrediting anyone.

Frankly, I don't understand why The Offended are satisfied with changing the logo. How could any reasonable non-Christian be expected to live in a city named for crosses?

The solution? Las Cruces, New Mexico needs to become Los Simbolos Significativos, New Mexico. In a state with a city named Truth or Consequences, would that really seem so strange?


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