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    Administrators at one Colorado college tried to force a nursing student to scrub any references to Jesus and the Bible from her graduation speech. Then she reached out to a Christian legal firm, and the school changed its tune. At the request of her fellow classmates, Karissa Erickson was slated to deliver the address at a pinning ceremony for the nursing graduates at Colorado Mesa University, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported. The event was scheduled for the Friday night before the main graduation ceremony. Everything was set — then CMU staff read Erickson's speech notes. Administrators at the Grand Junction-based college took issue with the graduate's faith-based references, according to a May 4 letter from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the religious liberty firm representing Erickson.
    Someone on staff at CMU allegedly reached out to Erickson, telling her to remove her reference to Jesus and the Scripture she planned to read because “speeches should be free of any one religious slant” and “some people don't appreciate those references.”CMU officials reportedly told Erickson there would be “repercussions” if she didn't pull the Christian references from her speech.Apparently, some years ago, a group of students was offended when Bibles were distributed on campus, ADF's letter explained. And as a result of the “ensuing negative publicity” the school received, the university decided to no longer allow “Bible verses or remarks about any specific religion because someone might be offended.”
    Rather than submitting to CMU's clearly discriminatory policy, Erickson took action. She contacted ADF, and once the Colorado school received the legal firm's letter, administrators were forced to back down. “When they were confronted with what the law required, they quickly backtracked and allowed the student to speak freely,” ADF attorney Travis Barham said. “I am genuinely impressed the university corrected its actions so quickly.” She described the altercation as a “well-intentioned misunderstanding,” noting people interpret the separation of church and state differently. Nunn added, “The faculty member that initially asked for the change was just trying to do the right thing, she was just not correct legally.” https://ijr.com/2018/05/1094271-colo...an-censorship/
    another example of censorship by bully leftist. When confronted with a legal team they back down. Moral of the story, stick up for your rights and don’t let leftist try to force you to be silent.
    Nothing to see here folks. Just some crazy leftist trying to cut Jesus from a speech.

    Jesus was not harmed in any way and the student's rights were not violated and the student gave all the glory to god.

    A good time was had by all. Jesus included.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Nothing to see here folks. Just some crazy leftist trying to cut Jesus from a speech.

    Jesus was not harmed in any way and the student's rights were not violated and the student gave all the glory to god.

    A good time was had by all. Jesus included.



    thanks cap and gown Jesus
    Have to give the College Credit for trying to silence the Christian. Can't have a party without giving credit to those that tried LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Its not a war, except it may seem like it with Extreme Leftist that want to silence Christians. The Constitution won again.
    Society in general just want to silence fundy extremists like you, and other religious extremists.
    You're not healthy for civilization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Its not a war, except it may seem like it with Extreme Leftist that want to silence Christians. The Constitution won again.
    Who are you fighting from an extremist far right Christian taliban position? Most Christians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    Society in general just want to silence fundy extremists like you, and other religious extremists.
    You're not healthy for civilization.
    sorry , 70% of the population is Christians. You have a hard job ahead of you thinking you can silence the majority. Most of the problem is you think you can bluff them, but its not working as shown in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Who are you fighting from an extremist far right Christian taliban position? Most Christians.
    Another example of a Bluffing position. Won't work, the Constitution says Freedom of Speech and Religion is a right, not a privilege like extreme leftist suggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Another example of a Bluffing position. Won't work, the Constitution says Freedom of Speech and Religion is a right, not a privilege like extreme leftist suggest.
    Why did you have to lie? Nobody "demanded" she alter her speech. She was advised to do so. That advice was rescinded when the legal advice arrived. The only extremist involved is you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Why did you have to lie? Nobody "demanded" she alter her speech. She was advised to do so. That advice was rescinded when the legal advice arrived. The only extremist involved is you
    CMU officials reportedly told Erickson there would be “repercussions” if she didn't pull the Christian references from her speech.Apparently, some years ago, a group of students was offended when Bibles were distributed on campus, ADF's letter explained. And as a result of the “ensuing negative publicity” the school received, the university decided to no longer allow “Bible verses or remarks about any specific religion because someone might be offended.”


    What does the OP say? She was threatened by the college

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    CMU officials reportedly told Erickson there would be “repercussions” if she didn't pull the Christian references from her speech.Apparently, some years ago, a group of students was offended when Bibles were distributed on campus, ADF's letter explained. And as a result of the “ensuing negative publicity” the school received, the university decided to no longer allow “Bible verses or remarks about any specific religion because someone might be offended.”


    What does the OP say? She was threatened by the college
    So I was correct. Why do you feel the need to lie? Trumplike in your zealotry to overstate your feblie case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Its not a war, except it may seem like it with Extreme Leftist that want to silence Christians. The Constitution won again.
    Nobody wants to silence Christians. That does not mean people are free to proletize when on the job for the government.

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