Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Church, State, and Plumbing Editorial

Here is an editorial in the Minnesota Daily (using a SwanBlog-like title) concerning the controversy at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. To review, MCTC is reviewing whether to install ritual foot washing fixtures to facilitate Muslim prayer.

The editorial correctly outlines one objection to the proposed foot washing facilities -- taxpayer funding. But there is also the issue of adding permanent fixtures to solve a problem that only recently appeared on our radar screens (It may always have been a problem, or it may be a recent strategy to further a larger agenda).

My solution? Place a mat under a sink or two in at least one male/female restroon in each building to avoid water getting all over the floor. Also, add a stool near the sink that could be used by anyone for any number of purposes. See how that works.



Blogger Douglas said...

I wrote about this here.

The Minnesota Daily article fails to notice that this is but one step in a much larger campaign.

April 24, 2007 4:19 PM  

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