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Trinity Cross obviously named for Trinidad itself

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Submitted by Non-Catholic outraged by this sort of thing (United States), May 21, 2009 at 14:39

The Trinity Cross medal was quite obviously named for the island Trinidad itself, which means Trinity in Spanish. (Just as the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco is Iobviously named for the city, which means Saint Francis in Spanish). It was NOT named to offend non-Christians, and thus the Queen was an idiot to bow to pressure from one particular religious group-- (just coincidental that it wasn't Hindus, of which there are many in Trinidad, or Jews or Unitarians who pressured the Queen?)- - to change the name of the medal. By this logic, the island nation should also change its name from Trinidad to something non-Christian in connotation, so as to not offend its many non-Christian inhabitants. What utter lunacy!

The US is littered with place names named for Christian and even specifically Roman Catholic saints and dogmas: Saint Paul, Minnesota, San Francisco, and hundreds of other Californians cities, Corpus Christi (referring to specifically Catholic dogma of transubstantiation), in Texas, Saint Louis, Missouri, named for a French king, who even took part in the Crusades, which many modern Muslims and Westerners have historically, portrayed as unprovoked aggression against Muslims (which is untrue since they began in response to a REQUEST from the Byzantines to staunch unprovoked Turkish aggression in Anatolia and Syria). Western officials should stop now, before a precedent is set, of not changing things named for historic place names simply because they refer to Catholic saints and dogmas.

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