Skip to comments.Stanford Students to Crusade Against Catholic Saint's Name
Posted on 03/15/2016 6:33:18 PM PDT by marshmallow
Students at Stanford University, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, are attempting to scrub names and symbols that honor people who are historically connected to slavery and colonialism from the college campus. The move echoes a series of colleges across the nation whose students have attempted to do the same.
The latest target in this battle is Saint Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish, Roman Catholic priest and missionary who was canonized last September. His name is on two dorms, an academic building a street and the mall that is the school's official address.
It is "important for the university to recognize that we need to reinvest and reappropriate these spaces in the names of indigenous people," Stanford student Leo John Bird said, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Serra started nine missions that would go on to lay the foundation for what would become California. In a video posted to the Mercury News, Bird said that in these quarters "there was jailing of indigenous women in quarters away from indigenous men so that Spanish soldiers could come in and rape them and continue to perpetuate abuses against culture."
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I’m a Protestant and grew up in So Cal and I remember taking trips to see his missions. Seems like they just want to destroy history and leave only Frederick Douglas and Oprah
A not so unexpected outcome of years of public school education. Political correctness run amok.
Disgraceful. They always were nuts at Sanford!
I assume they’ll also want to re-name:
Columbus, New Jersey
Columbus, New Mexico
Columbus, New York
Columbus, North Carolina
Columbus, North Dakota
LOL. Use of the word “crusade” in the title is a nice touch.
The left = American ISIS.
(pssssst!)(Stanford students)(don’t look now but the university you attend is named after a guy who got rich building a railroad on the backs of black and Chinese slaves) (pass it on)
Don’t forget about the District of Columbia (latinization of Columbus).
The lying slurs against this man of God never stop because the people that make them know their audience is even more ignorant of history than they themselves are.
Detestable lies. Moral defamation. Blood libel.
The truth is the exact opposite. Junipero Serra incurred the wrath of the soldiers at the nearby Spanish Presidios because he forbade and prevented rapes and the soldiers' acquiring of Indian women as concubines via capture, purchase, seduction or force.
He traveled from Alta California to Mexico City to lodge formal complaints with both civil, military and ecclesiastical authorities, against the sexual exploitation of native California women.
Lord, I hate, I hate (!) the cultural vandalism of the Left.
It isn’t just cultural vandalism, it’s also hatred of the Catholic Church and Christianity in general.
Or ISIS. Dynamiting and pulverizing every bit of Christianity out of every public space and every private memory.
How long until they demand the renaming of cities like San Jose, translation, St. Joseph?
Talk about inventing your problems. BLM kids are finding the tiniest thing to be offended about while attending one of the most prestigious colleges on earth? How much are they paying? Any AA benefits there BLM? Care to pay the full ride yourselves without evil whitey’s scholarship help? If it’s so awful and racist at Stanford why not go to fresno State. They have a statue of that shakedown thug Caesar Chavez they can marvel at.
Hang effigies of Che, Lenin and Soros from lampposts around campus and watch these 50 IQ apes go crazy.
well now lets let Stanford students, highly qualified in theological decision making, to decide sainthood....GREAT idea....what would they do with Paul...who persecuted Christians for years???
Why, yes - yes, they will! /Unfortunately no sarc
I used to think Stanford wasn’t as nutty as UC Berkeley, but it sounds as if they are about the same.
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