How did the Devil just beat Ronald Reagan in California?
#113082. Asked by star_gazer. (Feb 24 10 1:13 PM)
By devilishly clinging on to the name "Mt. Diablo".|
"Contra Costa County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in opposition of changing the name of "Mount Diablo' to "Mount Reagan" in honor of former president and California governor Ronald Reagan.
The board's vote was in response to a petition from Oakley resident Arthur Mijares, who said that he is a Christian and to him the name "Devil" for the mountain is "derogatory, pejorative, offensive, obscene, blasphemous and profane."
The U.S. Board on Geographical Names, which would make the decision on whether to change the name, had asked the supervisors to give their opinion on the proposed change."
Just as an aside, a few years ago there was all this to-do about Ronald Wilson Reagan being the....well, I think I'll let you read it:
I see Mt. Diablo every time I visit my dad in his retirement community. It is a beautiful mountain and I hope they don't change the name, no matter the sinister connotation.
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