For anyone who did not read my post yesterday, it was about an Austrian man who was fined by a judge for yodeling. The reasoning, according to the judge, is that the yodeling was like the Muslim call to prayer and so he could offend his Muslim neighbors.
Well, now coming to a town near you...
Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse
PERKINS, Okla. -- A small-town bank in Oklahoma said the Federal Reserve won’t let it keep religious signs and symbols on display.
Specifically, the feds believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, "...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."
The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslim or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.
We have now moved on from fighting actual discrimination in the United States, a practice we would all agree is abhorrent, to preventing the "appearance of discrimination".
I don't have an easy answer for this but we better wake up soon or at some point we're going to get out of bed one morning and not recognize our country anymore.