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Missouri State Endorsing Religious Intolerance?

November 29th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Life of Jason:

Missouri State has endorsed religious intolerance by demanding the removal of a Christmas tree that was in the atrium of Strong Hall on campus. According to the Springfield News-Leader, the tree was taken down by Lorene Stone, the dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs after someone claiming to be Jewish complained to the “President’s Diversity Commission” and the co-chair that the tree was “showing insensitivity to other religions.” The tree did not contain any Christian symbols like crosses or a manger with Jesus in it but just ribbons, bows and fake icicles. There was NOTHING religious on the tree.

The Jewish faculty told Lorene Stone that they were declining an opportunity to put up a menorah because they were “afraid it would be stolen.” read more..



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