Sunday, February 25, 2007

"We love Jesus" chant results in "sensitivity training:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A Catholic school principal has organized sensitivity training for students who shouted, ''We love Jesus,'' at a basketball game against a school with Jewish students.

That just sounds plain dumb to me.

Apparently the Catholic school fans and the public school fans exchanged "chants" during the game. This is pretty normal for rivaling fans in any athletic competition, in my experience.

The Catholic school principal was offended by the "We love Jesus" cheers.

''It was obviously in reference to the Jewish population of Norfolk Academy; that's the only way you can take that,'' he said.

Whether this is true or not isn't the point. What is the point is that "sensitivity training" is not the answer.

What these students of this Catholic school might need far more is a lesson in the Second Commandment.