It's time to tune into our favorite website devoted to monitoring the zany world of political correctness and other forms of nuttiness. Here are a couple of stories illustrating that when it comes to being silly, petty, and intolerant the left takes a back seat to no one. Notice, for example, how censorious these "liberals" are of speech and art which fails to express the proper images:
When construction of a new building is completed next year, only 37 of the 39 sculptures will be making the move. Critics have longed bitched about the last two, calling them sexist because they portray finding a suitable husband as a woman's central preoccupation.
"The visual representation doesn't seem to hold the same respect for women as it does men," said Fran Blouin, director of the Bentley Historical Library on North Campus.
A Swedish paster jailed for "agitating against minority groups" by preaching against homosexuality in a sermon has been cleared of the charges by that country's highest court, reports The Local. �ke Green, a pentecostal minister from the Baltic Sea island of �land, spent a month in jail after condemning homosexuality in a sermon to his congregation. Critics said his words amounted to hate speech. The court disagreed.
Gay rights groups immediately condemned the decision. "It is extremely serious when the church is turned into a free zone for agitation," said S�ren Andersson, chairman of gay rights group RFSL. "We are now going to face increased religious agitation from extreme right-wing Christian groups that use the church as a forum to spread their message of hatred."
A selectman, er ... woman, in the town of Provincetown, Mass. wants to remove an oil painting of the Pilgrims voting on the Mayflower Compact in the 1600s from city hall because it doesn't have any women or American Indians participating in the process.
Columnist Brian McGrory of the Boston Globe says Selectwoman Sarah Peake described herself as "disturbed" by the image and called for a vote to have it removed. Three of the four town selectmen supported removing the oversized painting by local artist Max Bohm.
Civil rights and anti-war marchers are calling the Boston school district's decision not to close today so students can attend a rally in honor of Rosa Parks a racist one that will "create a level of anger, confusion, and sadness that will cast a shadow over a celebration that should be a high point of the year," according to the Boston Globe.
Organizers of the protest to honor Parks' decision 50 years ago to sit at the front of a Montgomery city bus have demanded that all city offices, including schools, be closed tomorrow so that employees can participate in the march. School Superintendent Thomas W. Payzant, however, rejected the request.
Councilor Chuck Turner of Roxbury blasted the decision, which he said would be "characterized as racist, based on the definition of institutional racism -- disparate treatment of people of color."
These people deserve our sympathy. They probably can't help being the way they are.