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Francisco, Diego, Monica, Antonio?

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Jun 14, 2004

The cast of the Spanish-language version of "Friends"? No. Those could be the new names of San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Monica, and San Antonio.

A group of law professors are saying that now that secular activists have been successful in removing creches and monuments from public property and crosses from city seals, the next target is likely to be cities named after saints and other religious icons.

The whole Southwest and California will have to be renamed. Goodbye San Francisco, so long Los Angeles, no more San Antonio. Corpus Christi is right out.

The ACLU says that's just ridiculous, that if they were to bring a lawsuit they'd be laughed out of court. Yes, but people said the same thing about challenging the Pledge of Allegiance, city seals, even gay marriage. It's coming.

So what will be the new names? I have a perfect set picked out for SF and LA: Sodom and Gomorrah.

Oops, those are from the Bible, too. Back to the drawing board.

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  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Jun. 16, 2004 5:52 PM ET USA

    We must not be saying enough prayers especially the Rosary for these horrible guys to get away with this. Why can't the Priests start now and dedicate their parishes to the Immaculate Heart of Mary before something worst happens? Will this bring the end to California as it slips more and more into darkness? So many questions, and Our Blessed Mother has the answer!

  • Posted by: - Jun. 14, 2004 11:35 PM ET USA

    Is mail to Roger now to be addressed to Gomorrah, CA ? Not bad !

  • Posted by: - Jun. 14, 2004 5:24 PM ET USA

    While we read weekly reports on CWN of European and Vatican prelates decrying the EU’s refusal to acknowledge Europe’s Christian heritage in the EU constitution, the bishops of California and other western states with Catholic locality names remain silent on a similar--and very real--danger to America’s Spanish Catholic heritage. I guess we here in Colorado can soon kiss the Sangre de Cristo Mountains goodbye. We are indeed, as Judge Bork opined, slouching toward Gomorrha.

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