What a novel idea…….take a Christ-centered organization whose purpose is “to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others; and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship,” and take Christ’s name out of their name.
Unbelievable you say? But it’s true.
Campus Crusade for Christ International announced this week that it will change the name of its U.S. Operations to “Cru” in early 2012.
Why, you ask?
“We felt like our name was getting in the way of accomplishing our mission,” said Steve Sellers, the vice president for Campus Crusade, noting that the ministry will still be committed to “proclaiming Christ around the world.”
Sellers said researchers found that 9 percent of Christians and 20 percent of non-Christians were alienated by the name Campus Crusade for Christ.
Alienated by the name of Jesus Christ? Christians?
The organization was founded in 1951 and today has 25,000 staff members serving in 191 countries.
Sellers said several factors were involved in the name change – including overseas sensitivities.
Sensitivities? Is it sensitivities or succumbing to the political correctness that has become obsession of the liberal left?
“Our name was becoming more and more of a hindrance,” he told Fox News Radio.
The name of Christ a hindrance?
Let’s all pray that Christ doesn’t consider Steve’s name a hindrance when he stands before Him to answer what his accomplishments at “Cru” were.