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Christian college in Wisconsin drops crusader name/mascot
www.foxnews.com ^ | 1/31/14 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 01/31/2014 7:18:58 AM PST by armydawg505

A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com.

Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December.

“But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed since 9/11 and we’ve become a more global society with the Internet. The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness, but expanded opportunities for our students.”

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: wimps
I'm here to help find another name: May I suggest the "Dishrags" or the "Wimps"?
1 posted on 01/31/2014 7:18:58 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

“Our world has changed since 9/11”

Muslims murder countless Americans and you respond by changing your name from something that offends them?

Pathetic.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 7:21:53 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: armydawg505

I was thinking the “Dhimmis”.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 7:22:17 AM PST by usmcobra (Happiness is a belt fed weapon.)
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To: armydawg505
Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December.

I'm here to help find another name

The Jellyfish?

4 posted on 01/31/2014 7:23:21 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: armydawg505

>>> ..... claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” .....

Either this is a pre-surrender or a misguided gesture of attracting ‘more global’ student enrollment.

Wonder what they teach the students when facing persecution - “Brave Sir Robin” should be their new mascot and fight song.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 7:24:14 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: armydawg505
How long before they dump the "Christian" part of their identity because it has become outdated in a “more global society?”
6 posted on 01/31/2014 7:31:19 AM PST by marjiwoj
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To: Viennacon

Let me count the number of killings perpetrated by “Crusaders” in the past couple hundred years.

Zero?

How about those conducted by muslims in the name of their religion? Are we up to millions?


7 posted on 01/31/2014 7:32:48 AM PST by alancarp
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To: armydawg505

This happened to my college 15 years ago (or so). Wheaton is now the Thunder. Real cutting-edge.
We used to have a lively rivalry with Valparaiso, as they were the Crusaders, too. There was a crusader shield at stake every time we played a game.
Now, with only Valpo bearing the name, those rivalries have dissipated (there are other reasons, too, of course). To me it is sad to bend to the breezes of the blowhards.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 7:33:17 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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9 posted on 01/31/2014 7:34:39 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: armydawg505

Translated: “We’re afraid of our own shadow.”


10 posted on 01/31/2014 7:42:14 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: armydawg505

translation: We need to admit a whole lot more foreign students to balance the budget.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 7:57:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: armydawg505

In modern Christian thinking “Crusader” has everything to do with doing spiritual battle and nothing to do with the middle ages conquests against perceived and actual enemies. Note, no Christian mascot is ever called the Conquistador. Is being a “Crusader” against crime, a crime? Is a “Crusader” for truth and justice someone who is insensitive to muslim sensitivities? I doubt it. If anything, the term “Crusader” can be elaborated on in spiritual terms and provide for a platform to speak truth to a world of deception. Every capitulation that is made to faux outrage, is a surrendering of what is good and true to that which is evil and deceptive.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 8:06:35 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: alancarp

This is gonna be a blow to Crusader Rabbit, I’ll bet.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 8:06:56 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: armydawg505

To be more PC will they now call themselves the Corsairs???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_pirates


14 posted on 01/31/2014 8:07:23 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: armydawg505

They better drop the name “Christian” as well, since it offends Muslims and atheists.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 8:12:50 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Viennacon

Why do they mention 9/11 as a reason behind the change, if this really has nothing to do with political correctness?

I think this shows how deeply politically correct and liberal thought has permeated our society.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 8:39:32 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: armydawg505

The Vics


17 posted on 01/31/2014 8:44:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: armydawg505

Me too - How about the limp wristed pants wetters...


18 posted on 01/31/2014 9:02:38 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: armydawg505

Should have changed it to “Jihadi.”


19 posted on 01/31/2014 11:51:32 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: armydawg505
♩♫ ♬♪ Onward Christian Soldiers Surrender Monkeys ♩♫ ♬♪
20 posted on 01/31/2014 2:52:07 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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The marauding scum didn’t get a tenth of the Crusades they deserved.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 3:14:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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