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Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'
foxnews.com ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST by massmike

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college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com.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

Ibrahim Hooper, communications director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told FoxNews.com he welcomed the "Crusaders" change, but said he found team names or mascots that incorporate race or ethnicity more problematic, particularly those pertaining to Native Americans.

"I welcome the spirit behind the change," Hooper said. "It's obvious they thought about this. I applaud their effort."

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TOPICS: US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 911attacks; academicbias; cair; christian; christianschools; crusaders; denialaintariver; holywar; islamcilaw; islamicimperialism; jihadinamerica; lifeamongthekufir; mascot; orwelliannightmare; pc; politicalcorrectness; teamnames; thecrusades; thoughtcrime

1 posted on 01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

sick. and sad.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 9:02:23 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: massmike

SHAME!


3 posted on 01/31/2014 9:03:44 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: massmike

So I suppose the Ephesians 6 warrior preparing for spiritual warfare is out.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 9:05:51 AM PST by madison10
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To: massmike

More Political Correctness....and Jesus wept..............


5 posted on 01/31/2014 9:06:13 AM PST by yoe
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To: massmike

Maybe they should switch it to Dhimi’s.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 9:06:35 AM PST by moovova
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To: massmike

Cowards


7 posted on 01/31/2014 9:06:43 AM PST by onedoug
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To: massmike

times change context changes..

huh?

This from a Christian school administrator?
OH Boy.

I supposed teams using weinie whackers and muzzie maulers will be asked to change now too.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 9:06:44 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: massmike

Going forward, the teams will take the field as the Maranatha Baptist “Crazed Jihadi”


9 posted on 01/31/2014 9:07:51 AM PST by babble-on
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10 posted on 01/31/2014 9:10:28 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: massmike

Meanwhile, can anyone name ONE SINGLE change that Islamic institutions have made anywhere in the world to accommodate the new “global society”?

How many new churches have been build in Mecca?

How many non-Muslims have been allowed to visit Mecca in the past year?

How many Bibles have been permitted in Saudi Arabia this year?


11 posted on 01/31/2014 9:13:39 AM PST by Maceman
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To: massmike

Well, Infidels is a good substitute....................


12 posted on 01/31/2014 9:15:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: massmike

I think that the team name should be changed from “The Crusaders” to either “The Dimmies” or “The Calf Ears.”


13 posted on 01/31/2014 9:15:09 AM PST by Maceman
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To: massmike

THe Crusaders saved Christianity for the west. It’s a name they should be proud of.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 9:15:29 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: massmike

“The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness ...”

Gee, why would anyone possibly think that?!?! I’m shocked by the very suggestion!!!


15 posted on 01/31/2014 9:15:31 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: massmike; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Watertown ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this wisconsin interest ping list.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 9:16:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: massmike

17 posted on 01/31/2014 9:18:35 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: massmike

I’m all for keeping history alive, but other than the professional grievance lobby, who gives a second thought to these names? I hear Crusaders and don’t immediately flash to war throughout the Holy Land. It’s just a name. The way they carry on, you’d think Maranatha Baptist University’s mascot rides into athletic events on a white horse wearing the cross of St. George and dragging a muslim corpse behind it.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 9:18:58 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: massmike

Having volunteered at St Philomena in Carson and having met and spoken with them, I don’t think the Carmelite nuns that run the school plan on changing their “Crusader” name anytime soon.

http://www.stphilomenaschool.org/about-us-2/school-traditions


19 posted on 01/31/2014 9:21:18 AM PST by Shark24
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To: massmike

My daughter graduated from a Christian university. They are still the Crusaders.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 9:27:43 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: massmike

Their new nickname is: WUSSES


21 posted on 01/31/2014 9:28:02 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: massmike
Until 2000 Elon College in North Carolina used to be:

Supposedly this was in contrast to the Demon Deacons and the Blue Devils.

22 posted on 01/31/2014 9:39:33 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: faithhopecharity

Matt Davis is an idiot


23 posted on 01/31/2014 9:40:04 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: massmike
Our world has changed since 9/11

And the West has capitulated to imperialist Islamic supremacists.

24 posted on 01/31/2014 9:41:55 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

My high school still uses Crusaders.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 9:50:06 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: massmike

More of that “touchy feely” type of Christanity that accomplishes nothing.

No change of heart, no change of life, but everyone likes them.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 9:50:39 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: massmike
We are the Maranatha Baptist University Grovelling Victims!

Please don't hurt us.

27 posted on 01/31/2014 9:51:38 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Gumdrop
These guys can't be happy.


28 posted on 01/31/2014 9:54:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

just a thought on this. I have met some of students and a coach from the Maranatha. They don’t seem to be the type thats just bowing to political correctness. This may be more in line of other schools dropping Bible College from their name. International missions are finding it increasingly harder to get into countries because of their names and are changing. muslim countries are getting better at ferreting out missionaries, outing them and making it very hard to do any work. obviously to muslims who are in the constantly offended club, this name is a bad thing. just hope that’s the only reason why.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 10:12:42 AM PST by russdawg
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To: massmike

Campus Crusade for Christ also bowed to political correctness and now calls itself CRU, whatever that means.


30 posted on 01/31/2014 10:13:47 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: faithhopecharity

Don’t they remember this verse?

Matthew 10:33

But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 10:14:07 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: massmike
The Crusader was a fine aircraft worthy of a school nickname.


32 posted on 01/31/2014 10:18:20 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jsanders2001

yes. and it is such a distortion of history to condemn the crusades... had they been more successful we here in America might not be threatened with annihilation from all the Iranian IslamoNazi nuclear ICBMs today.


33 posted on 01/31/2014 10:18:55 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: central_va

When you’re out of Crusaders, you’re out of fighters ...


34 posted on 01/31/2014 10:21:35 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: massmike

New nickname:

The Lukewarm Spews


35 posted on 01/31/2014 10:28:08 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876

“But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33


36 posted on 01/31/2014 10:43:28 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: massmike
I wonder if eventually people just might see the funny side to what is a very serious inroad into freedom of speech and expressions. This might be hard to do. I would not advocate cruel sarcasm as a rebuttal myself. Certainly this is everyone's right to attack these fumbling attempts at the kow tow.

Though far beyond the ken of most Freepers and aren't they lucky to be younger than me, is the series on early television. (1949-1959) A good laugh here, if one uses Google/Youtube and puts in

Crusader Rabbit

The daffy antics and the various "villains" are it's theme. One day someone is going to laugh out loud at the politically correct fraternity and start the ball rolling. I hope to be around when that happens.

37 posted on 01/31/2014 10:52:51 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: massmike

How about “The Marauding Islamists’ Asskickers”?


38 posted on 01/31/2014 10:59:08 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Peter Libra

Disgusting cave to PC. Again. Sickening.

As a kid I watched Crusader Rabbit long before hearing of the real Crusaders (whom I would always regard as heroic). A lot of late 1950’s cars had fins & from behind some of them looked just like the cartoon character.


39 posted on 01/31/2014 11:07:26 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: massmike

That’s ok, my alma mater, Christendom College, uses the name for its teams. That one less team for it to be confused with.


40 posted on 01/31/2014 11:12:07 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: russdawg

I think ferreting out for the muzzies means killing Christians.


41 posted on 01/31/2014 12:04:00 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: massmike

No big deal. There never was a Baptist crusader.


42 posted on 01/31/2014 3:10:12 PM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: massmike

How about “The Inquisitioners”?


43 posted on 01/31/2014 5:32:19 PM PST by GingisK
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To: massmike

Should probably drop “Maranatha” as well. Might incite riots in Indonesia. And that Christian thing,...well...


44 posted on 02/02/2014 2:42:18 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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