East Central University in Oklahoma is dealing with a clash of ideologies just now after an anti-Christian group began demanding the removal of the University Chapel and bibles from the entire campus. They claim that having any religious symbols is clearly not a separation between church and state. They want all crosses to be removed in addition to all bibles.
The group stated, “We have received a complaint that East Central University’s Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel has permanent religious iconography on display. These displays include Latin crosses on the top of and inside the building, Bibles, and a Christian altar. While it is legal for a public university to have a space that can be used by students for religious worship so long as that space is not dedicated solely to that purpose, it is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to display religious iconography on government property. Please remove or cover the religious displays and items.”
The university nearly gave into their demands, but then protestors caused the University to flop on their decision. Members of the anti-christian group began violent demonstrations when they
Burned some bibles in front of the dean’s office. The behavior was unacceptable and vulgar, not to say disrespectful.
A video was then posted by Randall Christy demanding christians to take a stand for the cross and not let their ideals be bullied. The video has over 10 million views and continues to be shared.
Supporters of christianity have come out in droves to support their ideals. “I feel betrayed by our own country, upset that this could take place in America,” alum Jill Tucker Brown said. “We are a nation founded on Christianity.” And with this we all must live our lives with utmost respect for all, and not feel excluded by other’s ideals. Instead of removing symbols why not add more of other symbols. Why not add to the melting pot culture of America and embrace all religions?