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California Mountain Obscene!

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 04/18/2005 @ 10:19 am

A California man has petitioned the federal govermnet to rename the Bay Area’s Mt. Diablo. (For those with rusty Spanish skills, “diablo” translates to “devil.") (And for those with rusty English skills, “Mt.” translates to “mountain.")

The name, he says, is offensive to his personal religious sensibilities.

“Words have power, and when you start mentioning words that come from the dark side, evil thrives,” Mijares told the Contra Costa Times. “When I take boys camping on the mountain, I don’t even like to say its name. I have to explain what the name means. Why should we have a main feature of our community that celebrates the devil?”

Religious Man Wants to Rename Mt. Diablo, SF Chronicle.


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