A Christian group is calling for the removal of an elephant statue, modelled after a Hindu god, from the Calgary Zoo, calling it "selective religious partiality."
It was commissioned to look like Ganesh...
Jim Blake, national chair of Concerned Christians Canada, sent a letter to the zoo on Thursday, calling for the sculpture to be removed.
"The zoo is not a place of religious indoctrination, it is supposed to be a safe family environment free of religious icons and selective religious partiality," Blake wrote.
"The displaying of different gods in a public place like this is an offence to our beliefs and does not represent the diversity of views that should be reflected."
If the zoo wants to keep the statue and "[embark] on teaching the public about world religions, Blake suggested that the facility also erect the cross of Jesus Christ, the Ten Commandments and Noah's Ark
"The display of foreign gods is offensive and does not reflect the views of the majority of Canadians," he continued.
Jim Blake, CBC.ca News 55 Comments
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