A resident is suing the Chicago suburb of Burbank, alleging that the city’s new vehicle sticker violates her constitutional rights.
The sticker bears the image of asoldier with a rifle, kneeling in front of a gravesite that bears a cross.
City officials say the cross is a generic symbol and wasn’t picked for any religious reasons.
But resident Nichole Schultz disagrees, according to her attorney, and she says the sticker has resulted in the "forced Christianization" of her car.
For the record I am against cars forcibly being converted to the faith. We never seem to ask our cars first before putting on a political bumper sticker or attaching a religious item to it. I bet many cars are embarrassed by the bumper stickers on them. Though I am sure my car is properly Catholic since it reverently approaches cross streets.
Our society though has become a society of victims where offense is looked for and taken repeatedly, so much for multiculturalism or respect for diversity. Instead of the example of a melting pot that was traditionally used we have become more like a centrifuge where every element is separated from each other.
I also think our court system should institute a laugh test. Every lawsuit should be read first before a panel and if anybody laughs when it is read out it is thrown out.
Can you Folks please tell me where I can get Audio Talks by Father Corapi as MP3 Files on the Internet.
I say this, because I am from a Country where E.W.T.N. is not permitted anymore since May 2006.
I would be grateful for any info or feedback you can give me.
Here’s Fathers site:
Is Ms Schulz’ car atheist? Or is it Muslim? Perhaps something in the constitution should be amended – concerning the religious indoctrination and brainwashing of vehicles. Before you know it, there will be hordes of Christian cars and trucks (and bicycles) girding up their bumpers to do battle with heathen vehicles.
Now seriously – is anyone going to take this loony woman seriously? Is her lawyer certifiably insane? Is the court completely around the twist if it agrees to give this more than exactly a nanosecond of deliberation before throwing it out and charging the woman (and her lawyer) a fat fine for wasting court time?
Or will bumper stickers now be required to pass the “it is PC enough for lefties” test?
God give us strength!
What country and why isn’t EWTN allowed to be shown there?
I think I’d be more annoyed by the soldier than the cross, but why does a vehicle registration sticker need anything more than some sort of registration number anyway?
Many Thanks for your message and response.
The Country I am talking about specifically is India that has banned E.W.T.N. since May 2006 supposedly for not meeting some “Licensing Requirements” but I feel that is not the real story.
No one knows when it will be back. E.W.T.N. originally came to India in late 2002 or early 2003.
I am an Indian Catholic of Portuguese Descent from the Former Portuguese Colony of Goa on the West Coast of India. My ancestors were evangelized to Catholicism in the late 16th Century by Zealous Portuguese Jesuit and Franciscan Missionaries that followed in the footsteps of Saint Francis Xavier.
I have a link from an Indian Catholic Web Site that talks about E.W.T.N.’s disappearance from India.
If you are interested, you can let me know.
Are you an Aussie Catholic ?
Finally, I was looking for “Free MP3 Audio Talks” on Talks that have been given by Father Corapi on “The Catechism, Our Lady, or even on The True Presence”.
If you know of any site, I would be most grateful for any feedback.
There is a lot of persecution of Catholics in India — Subtle as well as Direct Persecution.
More in my Next message.
So what are you saying about a Lamborghini Diablo? LOL.
Yes, it is so sad to hear that Burbank has put a gun to Ms. Schultz head and forcer her to put that bumpersticker on her car.
Wait, she put the bumpersticker on her car, we should countersue her for being the actual agent of the “forced Christianization!”
For what it’s worth…
I think the suit is silly. But I first have to echo “cjmr” – why does the municipal vehicle sticker need anything more than a registration number? Seems to me that it’s just a waste of taxpayer dollars to have some graphic designer cook up a design…but that’s just me. Things like license plates and vehicle registrations, IMHO, are (or should be) strictly functional. I have very little patience for the proliferation of different license plate designs, as I think it makes it harder to identify an out-of-state plate (especially when a plate frame is used, as I use on my car). But anyway.
My other big beef is with the city also. As a Christian, I object to their assertion that the cross is a generic symbol. The cross – irrespective of whether there’s a corpus on it – is a symbol of the deepest mystery of my faith. There’s nothing generic about it. They’re either being disingenuous or they’re cheapening the world’s largest religion; either way I don’t like it.
Just my opinion. Carry on! 🙂