The cross was removed from the chapel at my alma mater, The College of William and Mary. I was a regular worshiper at Catholic Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays (sans communion, of course, owing to my protestant nature), but ask me if I care (I don’t). Yet some folks evidently do care. Meredith Henne writes a thoughtful essay on the topic over at First Things: William & Mary’s Chapel at a Crossroads.
Working as a hospital chaplain in a secular setting in an intentionally interfaith capacity has helped me appreciate that neither the world, the United States, the church, nor the Christian faith will collapse if a cross is removed from a public place. In fact, these things might be better off for it . . . But it is late at night. More thoughts on this topic later. Maybe. G’night.