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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

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    Oh I am very calm, always am. Don't get hysterical.

    The larger point is how this petty little university jerk, as you call him, got in the position as to what religious symbols people could or could not wear. Who gave the authorization.
    I'm starting a petition to go all the way to the white house. Obama will hear the thundrous roar of 7.2 million angry conservatives from the bowels of hell to the pearly gates we demand justice and a full investigation of this unprecedented attack on our dear bald eagle.

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And now everyone knows he's a petty little jerk. Why do you care who "gave the authorization?"
    The authorization came from very high up the food chain. Now we know that there is a petty little jerk who has a lot of power and a high level job in the university system. Maybe someone even higher up the chain will fix that.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The authorization came from very high up the food chain. Now we know that there is a petty little jerk who has a lot of power and a high level job in the university system. Maybe someone even higher up the chain will fix that.
    I think you may be getting caught up in all the excitement manufactured by Christian persecution complex syndrome. This isn't the Iran Contra Scandal.

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I think you may be getting caught up in all the excitement manufactured by Christian persecution complex syndrome. This isn't the Iran Contra Scandal.
    I'm not sure I understand that one.
    Are you contending that the university officials were right to ban a student from wearing a cross?
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Of course Fox news is reporting this. Any time there is a slight incursion on a religious person in America, they're the first to make it headline news... unless of course they're Muslim.

    Obviously the university was out of line and the student should be allowed to wear the cross, but these salacious "gotcha" stories are getting old. If these so-called "journalists" spent half the time monitoring the activities of our politicians as they do looking for minor intolerances against the privileged religious class, our country would probably be in a much better state of affairs.

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure I understand that one.
    Are you contending that the university officials were right to ban a student from wearing a cross?
    What the what now? How did you get there?

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    What the what now? How did you get there?
    from the statement about getting caught up in the "Christian persecution complex".
    I'm not trying to debate your point, just understand what you're saying.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    from the statement about getting caught up in the "Christian persecution complex".
    I'm not trying to debate your point, just understand what you're saying.
    Every post I've made in this thread has been to the point that the chancellor who made the rule was a despotic little jerk who made a petty rule (and I extend that to anyone who actually enforced it as well). I thought I had made that clear by now. I just refuse to swallow the idiocy that this is an example of a shot fired in some imaginary war against Christians.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Every post I've made in this thread has been to the point that the chancellor who made the rule was a despotic little jerk who made a petty rule (and I extend that to anyone who actually enforced it as well). I thought I had made that clear by now. I just refuse to swallow the idiocy that this is an example of a shot fired in some imaginary war against Christians.
    OK, understood, and agreed. Now, what I said originally was that, now that it is clear that there is a petty little jerk in a high position within the university system, perhaps someone even higher up might do something about it.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    OK, understood, and agreed. Now, what I said originally was that, now that it is clear that there is a petty little jerk in a high position within the university system, perhaps someone even higher up might do something about it.
    Here's what's going to happen: the higher ups are going to review any more rules that may embarrass the university in the future and amend or eliminate them. That's it. I would be utterly shocked if anybody's job was affected by this incident, and here's why: despite many people's assumptions, the no-religious-accessory rule wasn't actually anti-religious in origin. Anybody who's been to more than a few educational institutions know that the administrations of each and every one of them is infested by small minded bureaucrats, and each of them has the problem solving process: a) Thing may offend people/cause some problem, therefore b) Ban that thing outright. And why do they think that way? Because they all have brains the size of chick peas. So there's no grand agenda at the top, just more small-mindedness bureaucrats.

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