“It has made us at Trinity examine who we are as individuals and what this institution stands for.”
Exactly what is happening in Europe. Muslim requests demands, have also made Europe re-examine what it stands for. And it is hoped that rationale will emerge victorious, here as well!
Trinity University’s board of trustees announced Thursday they will not grant a student group’s request to drop the phrase “our Lord” from diplomas, saying that while Trinity welcomes all religions, it is right to honor its Christian roots.
“The board’s decision reflects its desire to continue a Trinity tradition, and the words ‘in the year of our Lord’ are appropriate for the diploma, given Trinity’s history and heritage,” said Walter Huntley, vice chairman of the board and an Atlanta businessman.
In Britain, a hotbed of dhimmitude, the caving in Â is taken to new heights:
- UK: Enforcement of Islamic Law, No Church Bells But ‘Let Islam prayer call ring’ from loudspeakers in towns and cities across Britain/ Church asked to soundproof bell tower
- Nick Clegg’s Israel-bashing is sickening Nile Gardiner, Telegraph/ Of course a jihad lover is a Jew hater. Important to take a look at Nick Clegg’s willingness to vilify Israel, and his inclination towards bashing the Israelis over the head. I’ve written about Clegg’sÂ distinctly anti-American views andÂ his complete disregard for the NATO alliance, but his policies towards Israel deserve attention as well.
The Trinity Diversity Connection, which requested the phrasing be dropped, issued this statement:
TDC “respects the decision the board of trustees made and appreciates their time and concern on this issue. While this was not the decision many of us were hoping for, we realize that this is a complicated issue. (TDC) will continue to represent, and advocate for, diversity on our campus.”
Trinity was founded in 1869 by Presbyterians; its name signfies joint efforts of three Presbyterian synods in the name of the Holy Trinity. Since 1969, the university has been governed by an independent board of directors, maintaining a “covenant relationship” with the church.
In the past decade, school officials have sought to diversify the student body, recruiting more international students and fostering a campus environment that’s accepting of all backgrounds and faiths.
The TDC requested last year that officials drop the reference to “our Lord” from diplomas, arguing that a degree is a personal document and that not all students believe in Jesus Christ.