Skip to comments.Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'
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college in Wisconsin is dropping its Crusaders nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a more global society, university officials told FoxNews.com.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 universitys 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 weve 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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sick. and sad.
So I suppose the Ephesians 6 warrior preparing for spiritual warfare is out.
More Political Correctness....and Jesus wept..............
Maybe they should switch it to Dhimi’s.
times change context changes..
This from a Christian school administrator?
I supposed teams using weinie whackers and muzzie maulers will be asked to change now too.
Going forward, the teams will take the field as the Maranatha Baptist “Crazed Jihadi”
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?
Well, Infidels is a good substitute....................
I think that the team name should be changed from “The Crusaders” to either “The Dimmies” or “The Calf Ears.”
THe Crusaders saved Christianity for the west. It’s a name they should be proud of.
“The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness ...”
Gee, why would anyone possibly think that?!?! I’m shocked by the very suggestion!!!
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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.
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.
My daughter graduated from a Christian university. They are still the Crusaders.