Slovakia's plan to issue a two Euro coin commemorating the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia, of which Slovakia was a part, has run afoul of Christophobic Eurocrats. It seems that the Slovaks want to show the Apostles to the Slavs with halos, and wearing pectoral crosses. The Eurocrats say no, since some sensitive souls might be offended by coins with halos and crosses. The patriarchal cross associated with the saints can remain, but only because it is the Slovak national symbol. Give the Eurocrats time, though: I suspect that soon they will be trying to strip crosses from flags and coats of arms. The Eurocrats' hatred for Christianity, which is the wellspring of European civilization, continues to astonish and appall.
Thomas Piatak is a contributing editor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He writes from Cleveland, Ohio.