University Considers Removal of Bibles and Crosses from Chapel

Breitbart.com reports: “An Oklahoma public university is reconsidering its original decision to remove religious articles from its chapel after it received a complaint from an organization that describes itself as a ‘national religious liberty watchdog group.’

On Friday East Central University (ECU) announced it was putting a halt to its removal of religious articles, such as bibles and crosses, from its Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel and steeple, until receiving feedback from students and faculty.

‘We moved too quickly,’ said Katricia Pierson, ECU president. ‘We regret not taking time to pause and thoughtfully consider the request and the results of our actions on all of the students, faculty and community members who we serve.’

Pierson said the school began removing the religious items after receiving a complaint from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a group that says it ‘envision[s] an America where everyone can freely choose a faith and support it voluntarily, or follow no religious or spiritual path at all, and where the government does not promote religion over non-religion or favor one faith over another.’ …”

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