You’ve heard, I take it, about the British subjects who are appealing to the European Court of Human Rights to defend their right to wear a Christian cross at work, against their employers’ rules. The British government has taken the other side, saying, get this, that there is no religious issue in play here because Christianity doesn’t require its adherents to wear a cross. Ridiculous! David Gibson rolls his eyes at that, and snarks that “we wouldn’t dare impede the sacred right of commerce.”

Perhaps he should have said “rite”…

Who was it that said you can always tell what’s most important to a society by the use to which they put their tallest buildings?