The mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, John Hamilton, announ-ced last year that he was censoring Good Friday by renaming it “Spring Holiday.” So last month government workers were paid for celebrating the spring. He cloaked his intolerance in the name of inclusion.
Mayor Hamilton’s edict makes it clear that when multiculturalists employ the term inclusion, it is often used as a club to destroy diversity—it certainly was used as a pretext to nix Good Friday, a day of special significance in the Christian calendar. Yet we noticed that Bloomington recognizes the “Day After Thanksgiving” as an official city holiday, and it celebrates nothing.
On Good Friday, Blooming-ton’s multicultural calendar listed “Hola Bloomington,” a Latino radio show that runs on Friday evenings. It would have been fitting if the hosts read the Stations of the Cross in recognition of Good Friday, and see what Comrade Hamilton did.