Apparently, honoring the military cannot include the most basic of patriotic symbols at a school in the Northwest. Seattle Pacific University, a Christian school, recently ruled that the “Students for Military Veterans Support” club could not present colors or say the pledge of allegiance at their Veterans Day ceremony due to “diversity.”
SPU released this statement:
“The organizers decided not to include the pledge of allegiance and the presentation of colors during the November 10 chapel, given that there are diversity of views on campus whether such elements should be part of a Christian worship service.”
Holding the ceremony in the campus chapel has allegedly caused an uproar amongst an anonymous group of students.
“At SPU there is a lot of diversity and different perspectives of faith,” Martin said, noting that there are some Christian perspectives that embrace pacifism. “They believe that anything associated with war is not something that Christians should be associated with. They wanted to voice their opinion about how that would make them feel uncomfortable in a chapel and that Christians should not be supporting a symbol of the state.” (MYNorthwest)
The PC Minority rules. That’s “diversity”. Ban it. I guess the meaning of the word “diversity” escapes their tiny little Orwellian feed minds.
Yeah, the warmongers might offend some pacifists! Ooooh. now that’s a reason to ban The Pledge of Allegiance that the veterans you allege to honor fought and died for!
Students for Military Veterans Support club member Daniel Fenlason thinks such a ruling is unfair:
“We should be able to pledge allegiance to the flag inside of our own church, in our own house of worship [for] the same people who died for that same right.” (MRC)
I guess they wanted an “Allah Ackbar” too, for diversity? 🙂
Commentor LeadRunner: Ok, folks, I am a vet, and I have always played by the rules, but this is enough. This is not what I served for. This is pure and utter bull sh!t and needs to come to an immediate halt. If what this country stands for is so offensive to these people, then they should just get out. Eventually, the real Americans are going to reach their limit and it will get very ugly, but we will return to some semblance of reality.
At the rate we’re going, it will be a crime one day soon to offend someone.
Isn’t already effective true. This was apparently self-censorship because of the massive PC environment that Big Brother Liberals had going as it is.
A Long Island mall puts Santa in a spaceship & removes a Christmas tree so as not to offend. Yale students are offended by Halloween costumes and demand the University provide them a “safe space.” The Univ. of Mizzou football team won’t play because they’re offended by something someone said on campus, and another university won’t allow someone who fought ISIS to speak on campus because pro ISIS students might be offended. (Walshfreedom)
The “Diversity Police” caved when pressured, which is what you have to do to the PC Police. You can’t give in.
95ksj.com: Local radio host Dori Monson publicly supported the club’s position on her show. “I am sick and tired of how all of society has to … cater to the vocal minority of the easily offended,” Dori said. “If they don’t like the flag and the pledge being part of this chapel — don’t attend the chapel. Don’t attend the ceremony. To deny everybody else, that is the tyranny of the minority imposing their will.”
Within hours of those comments the university changed course. “We regret that our initial decision about our Veterans Day service caused so much misunderstanding.
MY F*CKING ASS!
THERE WAS NO “MISUNDERSTANDING” about your PC “Diversity Police”. None whatsoever.
It was never our intent to dishonor our veterans or their service to our country,” the university said in a statement.”
Yeah, you just wanted to be Politically Correct, which is sickening enough as it is!!
Offending people is exactly what needs to be protected, not banned, you idiots!
The very essence of freedom is the freedom to offend people.
The freedom is what these veterans fought and died for you, you morons!
The Orwellian “Diversity Police” make me sick!