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    College Demanded Student Cut Jesus, Bible References From Graduation Speech

    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.

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    Depended on WHAT she planned on saying about Jesus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Depended on WHAT she planned on saying about Jesus.
    Everybody knows Jesus was the first Republican....all in on God, Gays, and Guns.
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    How does anyone know the political leanings of the university officials? How do they know she's a leftists?
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    The outrage, one deluded student couldn't tell her story.
    The schools mirror public at large you have to understand, the wide spectrum of mental illness, personality deficits, physical and mental scars.
    Perhaps that message could have helped a total of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Depended on WHAT she planned on saying about Jesus.
    Why, school tried censorship, didn’t work. We have this pesky document called the Constitution that helped provide her right to free speech

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Why, school tried censorship, didn’t work. We have this pesky document called the Constitution that helped provide her right to free speech
    Just as long as Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists and all other sects get the same exact right. This is not a Christian Theocracy, and Christians do not get special privileges.

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    It's war, I tells ya! Except it all seems to have been amicably resolved. The person who wrongly advised her was overruled, and the student was allowed to bleat her message to the indifferent crowd of scientists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Just as long as Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists and all other sects get the same exact right. This is not a Christian Theocracy, and Christians do not get special privileges.
    Who and what is going to determine those rights, the college? They failed and the Constitution won

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    It's war, I tells ya! Except it all seems to have been amicably resolved. The person who wrongly advised her was overruled, and the student was allowed to bleat her message to the indifferent crowd of scientists.
    Its not a war, except it may seem like it with Extreme Leftist that want to silence Christians. The Constitution won again.

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