Any of you have signs that look like this in your town?
I don't know what made me finally google "morgantown inclusive community" but hoo-boy did I get a surprise!
Go ahead and click; you can see the current month's "Inclusive Community" calendar right here.
You will notice that only about a third of the dates on the calendar are Jewish or Christian. I think you can scroll back through the months and see that in addition to the wide variety of Eastern non-Christian religious holidays listed for April of this year, most if not all of the Muslim important dates are identified as such too.
This is all fine and dandy; I'm all for members of whatever religion letting other people know when a major holiday is going to occur. I will repeat, I have NO PROBLEM with religious evangelization whatsoever. I am a Byzantine Catholic and am going to stay that way, but if the local Hindu temple wants to get the word out about one of their festivals, I have no issues with them putting a blurb on this calendar, buying a billboard, getting radio ads or what-have-you.
What I DO have a problem with, dear readers, is when a CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN does the announcing for non-Christian faiths.
Click back over to that calendar and see that the same person is the go-to for all but two of the events/holidays on the April 2011 calendar. Folks, this guy is Catholic. He attends the Divine Liturgy at my parish on a reasonably regular basis.
I refer you to the Gospel of St. Mark.
I just can't reconcile that Scripture with what I see on that calendar. Again, to clarify - I have no desire to stamp out all non-Judeo-Christian religions from my town, my state or my country. None at all. I just think they need to find someone in their own camp to be their publicity agent. Because I'm a smidgen scandalized, to tell you the truth.