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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

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    Removing all religion from schools, colleges and public areas is strictly a liberal cause.
    Actually, no it is not. Removing state sponsored religious activities is a largely liberal cause. This is not a small difference from your claim.
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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

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    The article doesn't mention anything about legality of the comment only that they are asking it to be removed. It is the students right to ask for changes just as it is the board of trustees rights to tell them no.
    Exactly. Moreover, who gives a rats ass? This is just one of those plenty-plaint stories floated out on right wing talk radio and fox news for the purpose of riling up the hard core right wingers. It does effect anyone either way, its just something for people to get pissed off about.
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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Removing all religion from schools, colleges and public areas is strictly a liberal cause.
    Not really.

    Some conservatives (the real ones) support keeping religion out of public schools. They don't want the government teaching religion.

    I don't know many liberals who want religion out of private schools or institutions.

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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    They've never heard of White Out?
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    The systems that ensure freedom and liberty are breaking down and fundamentalism is growing. Nobody is righteous anymore.


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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

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    They've never heard of White Out?
    Is that a racist comment?

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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    as the song goes, "you can't please everybody, so you got to please yourself"

    There are much bigger issues to get excited about. As one poster says, its an internal issue. Let the school and the student hash it out. Just keep it out of the courts.
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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the matter during a meeting next month.
    a vote in response to customer concerns seems normal to me.

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    Another perfect example of liberalism trying to control private organizations on what they can and cannot do.
    another example of a hyper-partisan trying to rabble-rouse over nothing.

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    What part of Trinity do these students not get?
    what part of "vote" and "private institution" do you not get?

    It seems you are just pissed off because you want the saying to stay in. Good job, you have an opinion.
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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    A group of students at Trinity University in Texas wants the Christian-rooted school to remove the words "Our Lord" from their diplomas, the Houston Chronicle reported.

    "A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection, told the Chronicle. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ."

    Qureshi, a Muslim student at the school, is leading the campaign to remove the words. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the matter during a meeting next month.


    Another perfect example of liberalism trying to control private organizations on what they can and cannot do.
    So you assume:

    1. This student, who attended this conservative Christian school, is a "liberal."
    2. His objection is to religion, rather than motivated by his own strongly held religious beleifs.
    3. He's trying to "force" something.

    Hmm.

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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Some conservatives (the real ones) support keeping religion out of public schools. They don't want the government teaching religion.
    Some liberals (the real ones) support keeping religion in public schools. They understand the value of pluralism and import of contrasting viewpoints and carry not the small-minded conspiratorial fears of a right-wing plan to convert the masses through public education.
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    Re: College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Another perfect example of liberalism trying to control private organizations on what they can and cannot do.

    What part of Trinity do these students not get?
    They aren't suing, they aren't bitching to the government, and they aren't being unreasonable. They're starting a local grass-roots effort to change minds on this issue.

    In other words, Trinity College is essentially a business, these students are essentially their customers, and the customers are asking for a change in how they are served.

    Since when was this liberalism and not free-market capitalism?

    Since when has it become mamby-pamby whiny-bitchy complaining to stand up for what you think is right, and to convince others in similar circumstances to join your cause?

    Since when isn't that the American way?

    Since you disagreed with it, I guess.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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