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    University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    A Sonoma State University student has filed a religious accommodation request after she said she was ordered to remove her cross necklace because it might offend other students.

    Its amazing in this day of diversity and tolerance on university campuses that a university official would engage in this type of obvious religious discrimination, said Liberty Institute attorney Hiram Sasser.

    Read more: Fox Exclusive: Sonoma State University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace | Fox News Insider
    Can someone please explain to me how wearing a tiny symbol of one's religion possibly be offensive?

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    This is something that even baffles me. Seems like an abuse of power.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Can someone please explain to me how wearing a tiny symbol of one's religion possibly be offensive?

    I have thrown every possible scenario I can imagine against the wall and thus far nothing has stuck!
    Here's another source:

    An orientation supervisor warned Audrey Jarvis that the chancellor had a policy against wearing religious items on campus.

    He was referring to Timothy P. White, chancellor for the entire 23-school California State University system.
    Holy crap. How did an idiot like that get such a high position? Must be political payback for something.
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    It will be my policy to point out that Christians do not follow their own creed when they cannot turn the other cheek especially after an apology was given.
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    I'm all for not offending people, but (forgive the pun) (and, forgive the double pun) but holy crap! This is really absurd. I get why you don't want official or mandatory prayers in classrooms, or why you wouldn't want the ten commandments on the wall behind the teacher, or something like that. But once you get to university, the students are all supposed to be adults, and surely, surely most 18 year-olds are aware there are Christians in the world. I'm pretty much on the liberal side on this sort of thing, but this is going too damn far.

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    I'm all for not offending people, but (forgive the pun) (and, forgive the double pun) but holy crap! This is really absurd. I get why you don't want official or mandatory prayers in classrooms, or why you wouldn't want the ten commandments on the wall behind the teacher, or something like that. But once you get to university, the students are all supposed to be adults, and surely, surely most 18 year-olds are aware there are Christians in the world. I'm pretty much on the liberal side on this sort of thing, but this is going too damn far.
    That is the kind of liberal I like. One that can recognize the extremism of their own and call it out. Congrats.

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    and I would tell that university to go to hell...

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Can someone please expIlain to me how wearing a tiny symbol of one's religion possibly be offensive?

    I have thrown every possible scenario I can imagine against the wall and thus far nothing has stuck!

    It's the same why Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, The Hindu Festival of Lights, and Ramadan can be plastered all over university walls but no Merry Christmas, that must be replaced with Happy Holidays.

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    and I would tell that university to go to hell...
    I would sue their asses to hell and back.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun
    That is the kind of liberal I like. One that can recognize the extremism of their own and call it out. Congrats.
    I appreciate it, but I hope we're not at that point in history where people deserve congratulations for just saying what's true. There are extremes on both side of any divide (for the most part...I can think of a few exceptions). It seems to me that both liberals and conservatives get some things right. Anyway, I reiterate that if this went down as per the description, it was plain wrong.

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