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One of Northern California’s more prominent peaks is Mount Diablo. The mountain has been called that since the early 1800s. “Diablo” is the Spanish word for “devil”. You can probably anticipate where this story is going.
Yup! That’s right! A fundie wants to rename it! According to the Contra Costa Times, a God-botherer who is scared of his own shadow has been trying to rename the mountain since 2005. He has just recently filed another request:
[Arthur] Mijares, a devout Christian, says he believes the word “Diablo” — Spanish for “devil” — is “derogatory and profane”
But wait! There’s more! Not only is he offended, but he claims that the current name violates government policy on naming geological features:
Mijares argued that the devil, or “diablo,” was a “living person” so that name should also be prohibited.
So what name does this über-conservative want applied to the peak?