Montreal City Hall removes cross because “We’re in a very different time now”

RAEL’S COMMENT:
Wonderful! As I said many years ago: “Burn your cross!” Especially if you love Jesus. Wake up: Jesus didn’t like the cross !!!

 

The progressive neighbor of the United States is in the spotlight once again as Montreal, the largest city in Canada’s Quebec province, has removed a crucifix that sits in city hall because “we’re in a different time now.”

The Christian symbol isn’t necessarily illegal in Canada — which is secular but doesn’t have a strict separation of church and state engrained within its founding documents — but city officials said it wasn’t inclusive (and they’re right). They took the cross down as construction occurs in the council chamber, but they have no plans to put it back up.

The administration says the renovations are an opportunity to remove the crucifix.

The crucifix is an important part of Montreal’s heritage and history, but as a symbol, it does not reflect the modern reality of secularism in democratic institutions, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said.

“The decision is a recognition of the role of secularism in the institution, and for me, there is a stark distinction between individual and institutional secularism,” Plante said.

She added: “This is a place where we make decisions and it was originally put there to support decision making… I think we’re in a very different time now.”

 

Montreal City Hall Removes Cross Because “We’re in a Very Different Time Now”

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