Monday, March 29, 2010

Change We DO NOT Believe In

Every time I think I am finished posting for the day I run into something like this. It really drives my blood pressure up and I wonder where the grownups are.  If you do not like the diplomas wording, just get up and leave, go somewhere else. This is almost a local issue to us here in South Texas.
By Melissa Ludwig - Express-News
A group of students at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to “Our Lord” on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus.
“A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.”
Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording, winning support from student government and a campus commencement committee. Trustees are expected to consider the students' request at a May board meeting.
Other students and President Dennis Ahlburg have defended the wording, arguing that references to the school's Presbyterian roots are appropriate and unobtrusive.
Founded by Presbyterians in 1869, Trinity has been governed by an independent board of trustees since 1969 but maintains a “covenant relationship” with the church.
Read it all here.

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