Christians Want To Change Name Of Mt. Diablo

Don't Mess With DiabloA devout Christian wants to change the name of Mt. Diablo. Maria L. LaGanga writes all about it for the Los Angeles Times, below, but first BREAKING NEWS from Claycord.com,

Just seconds ago, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors decided against the requests to change the name of Mt. Diablo to Mt. Reagan, and also decided not to support a last minute request to change the mountain’s name to Mt. John Muir.

The Board doesn’t have the final say, however, so it could still happen…

Reporting from Mt. Diablo State Park – Arthur Mijares never saw it coming when he filed the federal paperwork to change the name of Contra Costa County’s most famous landmark from Mt. Diablo to Mt. Reagan.

It’s not that he’s such a big fan of the 40th president of the United States. It’s just that he believes, as a devout Christian, that naming a peak of such beauty and importance after the devil — even in Spanish — is “derogatory, pejorative, offensive, obscene, blasphemous and profane.”

“I just happen to be an ordinary man that worships God,” Mijares said by way of explanation. “He gave me this task in my prayer time. I said, ‘Lord, they’re going to think I’m a loon.’ ”

Mijares didn’t know the half of it.

In less than a month, more than 80,000 people have joined a Facebook group called “People AGAINST Re-naming Mt. Diablo to Mt. Reagan!!” The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, which will vote on the name change Tuesday, has been flooded with e-mail; the heated response runs nine to one against the idea, said Supervisor Susan Bonilla, whose district includes the beloved mountain.

Online comments — and there have been thousands — range from the sacred to the quite profane. It’s hard to figure out just who Mt. Diablo’s legions of supporters think is the real devil here: the gray-haired, retired rehabilitation counselor who would mess with history or the president he hopes to honor…

[continues in the Los Angeles Times]

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  • FKNsteven,..

    Thats too funny! “I used to live out there,.. “And Then have everything else thats named after that mountain changed as well huh? -“God told him to do it,.. (Sound's like W.Buch to me,..) “Lets just re-name Mt BUSH!” lol!!!

    • dumbsaint

      I remove my poorly thought out comment. Mt. Bush indeed

  • FKNsteven,..

    oops! I see, I spelled “Bush” wrong,.. anyway,. “You get the picture,..

  • PsyOps

    While we are at it let's also change a few other things. Devils Food cakes will become Reagan Food cakes. The New Jersey Devils will become the New Jersey Reagans. The US marines Red Devils squadron will become the Red Reagan Squadron.

    Ultimately we will change the phrase in the bible from “Get behind me, Satan” to “Get behind me, Reagan!”

  • 5by5

    Reagan, Diablo…. kinda the same thing.

    And Rumsfeld lives on Mt. Misery (for real). Priceless.

  • mormonsanta

    Hell, I'd like to see the Baptist Church renamed as Christians Cool About Exterminating Muslims!

  • larmar

    Oh, come on, names of streets, parks, mountains get renamed all the time. Honestly, sometimes it seems like you look for excuses to grind your anti-christian ax, and it's gets real old.

    You are just like a great Aunt of mine, she was always negative, all the time, and after a while you get tired of it and stop visiting.

    • looseleaf

      And of course, larmar, them Xians never ever have axes to grind. “We were founded as a Xian nation” and “Let's teach the bible in public school” and “Let's put the 10 commandments up on the courthouse lawn” and “Let's put bible verses on our Army's gun sights” and “Let's call this huge new cannon the 'Crusader'” and… and… and…

      Yeah, it's getting old, alright.

      • larmar

        You don't seem to have an ax to grind, just a lot of frustration or anger.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

          constant harassment by those “real americans”
          gets to you after a while, but then again it's worth it every time one of the virtues paragons of morality
          turn up in a hotel room with a gay hooker and meth then cry about it, or tell us all about their wide stance and Appalachian adventures.

  • vera city

    What's the fuss? Reagan = Devil

  • Nathanael Willis

    I am a Christian who lives in Stockton, CA just east of Mt. Diablo, and from here, this geologic anomaly looks like the gigantic head of the devil, the twin peaks being his two horns, so the name is befitting. I believed God has a purpose for this mountain, and wants it to remain Mt. Diablo (Devil), and here’s why: If one stands in the Weber Point Event Center in Downtown Stockton, and looks down the Stockton Deep Water Channel at Mt. Diablo on a clear day, it looks like the devil is spewing a river from his mouth, but the Stockton waterfront is swallowing it up. Check this out: One day I was reading Revelation 12:14:17 (NIV), and I found this written: “The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle (America’s national emblem), so that she might fly to a place prepared for her in the desert, where she might be taken care of for a time, times, and a half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent, but the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon spewed from his mouth.” I believed God was thinking of that verse, and decided to form a vision of it in California, the center of Mt. Diablo lined up with the center of the Stockton Deep Water Channel. I believe the city of Stockton is the place prepared for the woman in the desert, the Devil spewing water at downtown. This is a sign that Jesus is returning soon. The woman was given the two wings of an eagle, America’s national emblem. That shows us this place prepared for her is in America, and now we know where exactly: Stockton, California. Therefore, don’t change the name!!! It needs to stay Mt. Diablo. God has a purpose for this mountain, and soon the world will see it. I believe he eventually wants to make Stockton into a tourist mecca. Millions will come to Stockton to see God’s work in the earth, the devil spewing water at downtown just as it is written in Revelation 12:14:17 (NIV).

  • Nathanael Willis

    I am a Christian who lives in Stockton, CA just east of Mt. Diablo, and from here, this geologic anomaly looks like the gigantic head of the devil, the twin peaks being his two horns, so the name is befitting. I believed God has a purpose for this mountain, and wants it to remain Mt. Diablo (Devil), and here's why: If one stands in the Weber Point Event Center in Downtown Stockton, and looks down the Stockton Deep Water Channel at Mt. Diablo on a clear day, it looks like the devil is spewing a river from his mouth, but the Stockton waterfront is swallowing it up. Check this out: One day I was reading Revelation 12:14:17 (NIV), and I found this written: “The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle (America's national emblem), so that she might fly to a place prepared for her in the desert, where she might be taken care of for a time, times, and a half a time, out of the serpent's reach. Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent, but the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon spewed from his mouth.” I believed God was thinking of that verse, and decided to form a vision of it in California, the center of Mt. Diablo lined up with the center of the Stockton Deep Water Channel. I believe the city of Stockton is the place prepared for the woman in the desert, the Devil spewing water at downtown. This is a sign that Jesus is returning soon. The woman was given the two wings of an eagle, America's national emblem. That shows us this place prepared for her is in America, and now we know where exactly: Stockton, California. Therefore, don't change the name!!! It needs to stay Mt. Diablo. God has a purpose for this mountain, and soon the world will see it. I believe he eventually wants to make Stockton into a tourist mecca. Millions will come to Stockton to see God's work in the earth, the devil spewing water at downtown just as it is written in Revelation 12:14:17 (NIV).

    • Tracie

      Hey..you still on this thing? We need to talk, brother

  • Tracie

    Hey..you still on this thing? We need to talk, brother

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