East Central University said they will remove pass, Bibles and other religious epitomizes from a campus chapel to mollify a bunch of out-of-town agitators . b >
Its unclear when the Oklahoma school will commence with the Christian cleansing of the Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The chapel opened in 1957.
We will continue to use the building as we always have, for all sects, ECU President Katricia Pierson said in a statement to the Ada News . We do not want to presume to embrace one religion over another. We corroborate all cultures and is making an effort to draw them comfy when they are here.
The universitys chairwoman went on to say they are looking at the feasibility of removing the cross on the steeple, but need to respond to the request for removal of religion icons from the chapel.
We are exploring an opportunity for preserving the items, she said.
So on the bright side, it seems East Central University will not burn the Bibles or fling the spans into a grove chipper.
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is responsible for the Christian cleansing at ECU. They shot off a terse note alleging the school of displaying religious iconography. That note was obtained by the Ada News.
These displays include Latin crisscross on the top of and inside the building, Bibles and a Christian altar, the letter stated. While it is legal for a public university to have a room that can be used by students for religious worship so long as that space is not dedicated exclusively to that role, it is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to display religion iconography on government property.
Thats a great big load of legal malarkey.
Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for First Liberty Institute, said there is federal precedent to continue chapels in taxpayer-funded facilities.
We have a Congressional Prayer Room in the Capitol, we have chapels in government owned airports and many other government owned chapels, Sasser told me.
Sasser believes Americans United is just testing Oklahomas brand-new attorney general Mike Hunter.
They want to see if he backs down or stands up to their ludicrous land claims and I prophesy Mike Hunter will campaign hard to preserve this historic chapel, Sasser said.
Meanwhile, many Oklahomans are frenzied over the universitys decision to capitulate to those who want to eradicate Christianity from the public marketplace.
I feel divulged by our “countries “, disturbed that this could take place in America, alum Jill Tucker Brown told me. We are a person founded on Christianity.
Ms. Brown guesses colleges and universities should stand up to the atheist and secularist bullies.
I think it is absurd that anyone would go to this section( to remove the cross ), she told me. If this university does not stand up for their own rights, this will not be their alone fight.
Anita Thomas is also a postgraduate of East Central University and she is heartbroken over the news.
I am heartbroken because home countries has become a place where things like this can happen, she told me.
Much like the Islamic revolutionaries, the atheists and secularists want to erase Christianity from the public mart. And they are waging their culture jihad not with missiles but with lawsuits.
As I wrote in The Deplorables Guide to Making America Great Again , b > it is time for patriots to mobilize and fight back. Appeasement is not the answer.
First, contact colleges and universities chairperson and politely articulation your opinion. Second, contact Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and urge him to fight back against this godless scourge. And eventually, colleges and universities alumni should immediately halt all funding.
If they remove the cross from the chapel we should remove In God we Trust from their bank account.
Todd Starnes is host of Fox News& Commentary. His latest book is The Deplorables Guide to Making America Great Again. Follow him on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.