This really doesn't sound like a place of higher learning. All those sensitivity training courses seem to be having the opposite effect.
The Muslim mother is part of a group that goes into schools and explains Islam to kids who have heard nothing but bad words about the faith.
The student was part of a group that was supposed to welcome new and potential students to Sonoma State. She was not supposed to represent any religion as part of that task.
Again I have to ask: Why was it so important to her that she ran out of the room when asked to cover up her crucifix before meeting new students but when a glamour shot is taken of her - no crucifix.
The whole thing sounds like a pre-planned event
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Anyway, freedom of speech and all that. If I want to wear a shirt with a big-ass cross on the front and Bible scripture on the back, then so what? If I want to wear a shirt covered with praises to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, so what? If I want to wear a shirt deriding the American government as terrorists, praising their every decision, claiming that everyone in the world is a baked potato, or just about anything else short of directly threatening anyone or anything, then why would it be a problem? Some people are far too easily offended by any and all religious or political statements whatsoever and they are free to do so. However, they cross the line when they force their beliefs and hurt feelings onto others.
Last edited by Morrigi; 07-05-13 at 02:42 PM.
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"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
No, what you're asking is for me to divulge personal information to back up an anecdote, I'm not going to do that. So, I tell you to take it as it is, if you don't hey, great, if you do, hey, great, I don't care...
I know it to be true, that's about all that can be said on the subject.