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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.

    How would you feel if it was a Muslim girl and she wanted to make references to the Koran? What do you think it appropriate
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    Another one for Boon's persecution thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    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.
    If the student wanted to make a Jesus-y speech they should have gone to a private school.
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    If only we could get professional athletes to shut up about God and Jesus. I cringe when I hear them thank God for making a layup or touchdown. God had nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    So I was correct. Why do you feel the need to lie? Trumplike in your zealotry to overstate your feblie case.
    Huh, you need another language? I can translate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Nobody wants to silence Christians. That does not mean people are free to proletize when on the job for the government.
    what about a college grad making a speech at graduation. Should their speech be limited by the college?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    How would you feel if it was a Muslim girl and she wanted to make references to the Koran? What do you think it appropriate
    Nothing wrong with that. We are a country that allows free speech

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Another one for Boon's persecution thread.
    He doesn't like victory's . That means there is persecution and the Constitution won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    He doesn't like victory's . That means there is persecution and the Constitution won.
    I thought I'd get a ridiculous answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    If the student wanted to make a Jesus-y speech they should have gone to a private school.
    Looks like this college couldn't stop them. That darn Constitution protected her right of free speech

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