Catholic School Gets Rid of “Crusaders” Name to Avoid Offending Muslims
Political correctness is a scourge on our nation. Thankfully, Donald Trump has been elected president…that will go a long way towards fixing things. But I don’t think it’s going to totally stop the disease, so we should mock the practitioners of this dark art as much as possible. I didn’t hear about this case until today, but I think it’s ripe for laughs. Imagine a school changing their team name because it might offend Muslims. Sounds pretty silly, right?
Well, it happened. It’s also a Catholic school, which for some reason makes this whole thing even more amusing to me. I went to a Catholic school from K-6th grade and I could not imagine those people giving one single fuck about something like this. I guess times have changed…for the worse.
Clarke University has been the home of the Crusaders for the last 40 years, but pretty soon their mascot’s name will change from the Clarke Crusaders to the Clarke Pride…
Some say the name is offensive, including the Charity of Sisters Blessed Virgin Mary who founded the university. “The name Crusader refers to really the marriage between religion and violence,” said Sister and Clarke faculty member Paulette Skiba.
It refers to the history of battles between Christians and Muslims over the Holy Land during the Dark Ages.
The Sisters have been working on this for quite some time. However, recent events helped bring along this change.
“Culturally we’re at a time where there is a lot of religious intolerance and bigotry and you simply can’t redefine that word to people on the outside, or people who say, you’re the Crusaders?” Sister Paulette said…
Leaders with the BVM Sisters sent us a statement saying, “Today, being more attuned to the power or language and being a community of forward thinkers and learners, this is the right move for a Catholic university rooted in the values of the BVM Sisters – education, charity, justice and freedom – to take.
I don’t know what the point of this is, other than to virtue signal. Do they think anyone would care about this in the first place? Plus, Crusaders is just a badass name for a team. The new one, Pride, sounds whack. Whatever. Good luck, sisters. This was a dumbass move, though.