Sunday, February 25, 2007

never, never, forget

to believe in god is one thing, but this major turn to evangelical christianity is something i considwer a jew, i have always been aware that the more jesus talk there was, the less safe i felt, the less welcome i was to be myself...many christians think i am over reacting, but this is a perfect example of what too much adherence to religion can lead to
from yahoo news:
Principal deems Jesus chant offensive Sat Feb 24, 3:18 PM ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Catholic school principal has organized sensitivity training for students who shouted "We love Jesus" during a basketball game against a school with Jewish students. The word "Jew" also was painted on a gym wall behind the seats of Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School students attending the Feb. 2 game at Norfolk Academy, said Dennis W. Price, principal of the Virginia Beach school.

Price who also watched the game, said the rivals exchanged chants, "Then, at some point, our students were chanting, 'We love Jesus.'"

"It was obviously in reference to the Jewish population of Norfolk Academy; that's the only way you can take that," he added.

Price said he sent a letter of apology to Norfolk. Dennis G. Manning, the academy's headmaster, declined to comment. Several Sullivan students met with Norfolk Academy's cultural diversity club Thursday as part of a series of events aimed at promoting tolerance, Price said.

He has arranged for the Virginia Conference for Community and Justice and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater to work with students. A message left for the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater was not immediately returned Saturday. Price also has consulted the Anti-Defamation League, a national group that fights anti-Semitism.

"It is important that we work harder at having students leaving here who are tolerant and understand how serious these kinds of things are," said Price, who said diversity training will be incorporated permanently at Sullivan.

...its a slippery, slippery slope

Song of the day: im tirtzu- debbie friedman
"if you will it, itts not a dream"


Kristen said...

People are so blind, sometimes. Hurting others is only hurting ourselves. We are all One.

White Light of Peace: Attain Peace Through Understanding;Respecting Others

I have added you to my blogroll.

molly said...

thank you kristen,
for taking the time to stop by and read, for your willingness to share, and for creating a connection

Anonymous said...

Doesn't it just figure that the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater didn't answer their calls on Saturday? Talk about needing diversity training:-)

molly said...

good point mum, that totally went over my and hess's heads

Anonymous said...

How would you explain the "social construct" known as Susan Sontag, and other Jewish people who have stated the same opinions regarding "white people"? Embarrassment? Agreement? Apathy? Denial? I will accept any answer except "isolated incident."

molly said...

good morning joe,
i have to say, im not really sure i understand where are you going well enough to answer your questions. what are your concerns about ms. sontag?

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