Wednesday, December 27, 2006

College of William & Mary changes name to more inclusive William & Terry

Mary, the mother of Christ, dropped in favor of gender-neutral Terry.

William and Terry's new non-threatening logo

W & T President Gene Nichol ordered the name change today in keeping with the removal of the Wren Chapel Cross in October. In an email to faculty and students, Nichol said his goal was to create a less "faith specific environment" to ensure that all peoples of all creeds are not offended by overtly Christian icons or names.

W & T President Gene Nichol

Supporters of the decision cite the hostile and exclusive nature the name "Mary" brings and insist that tolerance obligates the college to celebrate and accommodate those who hate Christianity, its symbols, and its contributions.

In addition, a faculty and student committee will convene next month to vote on the removal of the name "William" citing its obvious maleness and its connections to the abuses of imperial England. "Pat," "Francis," and "Alex" are reported to be among the favored replacements.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

William and Mary was named after King William III and Queen Mary II but I agree with the sentiment expressed in the satire.

1/12/2007 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene Nichol, fat idiot, is on his way out. Bye bye, fat idiot.

10/17/2007 11:16:00 PM  

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