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From the blog Dr. Saturday: Photo quiz time. Below is a picture of an LSU student rally group called The Painted Posse, from the Tigers' game against South Carolina a week or so back: And here's the same picture, ever so slightly altered. Notice anything … Continue reading →
Meh, it's not very American for Christian groups at Bama to wash away Atheist group's chalk messages...but it happens.
I'm a Christian so I don't like this very much either. Oh well, nothing I can do about it but complain and it's not worth wasting time over.
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
I know LSU is a public school, but this just seems silly.
why would anyone want graffiti about nothing... that's dumb
Stupid stuff like this is going over board. Any religious groups offended by a cross on a fan dressed in paint needs to get of their high horse. The school said they don't want to get involved in religion, well they did by removing the cross. HOW STUPID.
Sounds like you need to get over it yourself
What's complicated about this? From what I understand, LSU is not religiously affiliated. They don't want to make it seem like they are. This isn't siding with atheism, it's siding with the law.
It's just like if a man wearing a Romney shirt was in a soup kitchen (soup kitchens are often NPOs), and they edited him out of the picture, to maintain their NPO status. It's important for a public/private organization to clearly maintain their status as such in their publications.
This may seem like a non-issue right now, but it really is an important distinction. The soup kitchen Paul Ryan went to is having this same problem. They're an NPO, so they're not supposed to endorse or accommodate political candidates, or else they're not an NPO. Similarly, churches nationwide are being called out for supporting political candidates. If they're a tax-exempt religious organization, they're not allowed to do so.
LSU airbrushing that photo was a good move. 15 minutes of work in Photoshop can save them a lot of hassle down the road, whether that hassle is "trivial" or not.
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And it sounds like you need to get over him getting over me getting over it
Well..... I give up
Yes, I am. I'm saying both are a clear symbol of affiliation with a large group/organization. A group/organization that a school or soup kitchen does not publicly endorse.
Is either one not?
This, this, and this again.
This isn't LSU siding with Atheism, this is LSU choosing not to endorse a religion - as they should, since they are a public school, and separation of church and state is a major tenet in the U.S.
EDIT: In addition, it's just good sense not to expose yourself to lawsuits or loss of funding.
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I'm with you Les + 100
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You my boy, Blue!
Huss, Huss, quit that fuss, everyone move to the back of the bus
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