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Professor bans students from thanking God in graduation statements
Campus Reform ^

Posted on 05/05/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT by bryan999

A professor at a public university in North Carolina forbade his students from thanking God in personal statements that will be delivered during their departmental graduation ceremony on Friday.

In an email obtained by Campus Reform, Assistant Professor Eli Hvastkovs, who teaches chemistry at East Carolina University (ECU), instructed his students to prepare a “family friendly” 35­ word personal statement that mentions future plans or “thanks someone.” The students, however, were explicitly forbidden from thanking God.

“I've had some submissions that needed to be edited. so [sic] here are some guidelines,” the email reads. “1. You can't thank God. I'm sorry about this – and I don't want to have to outline the reasons why.”

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1 posted on 05/05/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT by bryan999
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This commie pig “professor” is violating the First Amendment rights of these students. He needs to be in jail.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 7:03:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: bryan999

What’s he going to do, regrade everybody for all assignments already handed in?


3 posted on 05/05/2014 7:03:44 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: bryan999

Who the F are these folks to ban our kids from saying anything that isn’t vulgar or bearing the traits of a traitor?

Honestly F this guy and his F’d mindset.

I’m so sock of this S.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 7:06:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: bryan999

This will backfire in a spectacular way on Graduation Day.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 7:06:33 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: bryan999
Once, I heard a leftist FAscist High School Principal expressly forbade the Valedictorian from speaking about God.

So, the first thing the Valedictorian does when he gets up to speak is sneeze. The entire Student Body said, "GOD BLESS YOU!!!"

THAT'S how you get back at the Establishment Pigs.

6 posted on 05/05/2014 7:07:29 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: DoughtyOne

You and me both. This guy needs a kick upside his head.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 7:07:57 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Rebelbase

They should get up and thank Allah and see what he does.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: MuttTheHoople

No my friend. The way you get back at them is to tell them to go f*** themselves.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 7:09:22 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: bryan999

You can be sure though that the Dr. Egghead and his colleagues invoke His name in their curses.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 7:09:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: bryan999
Prof Butthead does not have the right to restrict any students regarding their speech. I hope some angry parents straighten this ass out.
11 posted on 05/05/2014 7:10:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Dr. Hvastikovs must think he’s back in old Communist Czechoslovakia! Eff him!


12 posted on 05/05/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: bryan999

“I would like to thank the professor for teaching me that the world is filled with some extremely unintelligent people. Now I just need to avoid his type going forward.”

There you go graduates. My gift to you all. Use them well.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 7:12:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I love it.

Thanks


14 posted on 05/05/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: bryan999
“1. You can't thank God. I'm sorry about this – and I don't want to have to outline the reasons why.”

What arrogance.

15 posted on 05/05/2014 7:15:17 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Lurker

“The way you get back at them is to tell them to go f*** themselves.”

I see no reason why the entire student body can’t both thank God and tell this fascist professor and his associates to go f*** themselves. In fact I think that would just about make for a perfect brief statement.

I wonder if any of these people would ever forbid a Muslim student from thanking Allah?


16 posted on 05/05/2014 7:16:24 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: bryan999

All the kids who want to thank God should use “Flying Spaghetti Monster”, as a code.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 7:17:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Lurker

Thanks Lurker.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 7:17:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: bryan999
personal statements

What part of the statement will be the personal part?

Frankly, I would trust some student to make him a bigger fool than he already has.

19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:17:44 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: bryan999

No problem. The kids just need to write a politically-correct statement and then when it’s their turn to speak, ignore the written statement and say whatever they want.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 7:18:07 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: kitkat

Wow, just wow. In North Carolina can you imagine how many butt stompings he will get before graduation happens? The student will probably pray for his recovery.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 7:18:14 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Huskrrrr

Angry parents? These people graduating college will be 22 at least. Full-blown adults. If they need mommy and daddy to come straighten out anything for them, they’re already screwed for life.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: bryan999

I wonder if he is banning statements that thank miraculous random chance events.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 7:19:18 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: bryan999



24 posted on 05/05/2014 7:22:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: bryan999

This is over as of today. The SCOTUS has ruled. Mention God all you want. Give others ,like “wiccan whores” their time and LOL at that. WE WIN!!! PRAYER WILL NOW BEGIN AGAIN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Jesus reigns!!


25 posted on 05/05/2014 7:24:43 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: bryan999

Dear Students,

JUST SAY NO!

God Bless


26 posted on 05/05/2014 7:25:01 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: bryan999

F him an everyone like him.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 7:26:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: bryan999
“I've had some submissions that needed to be edited. so [sic] here are some guidelines,” the email reads. “1. You can't thank God. I'm sorry about this – and I don't want to have to outline the reasons why.”

Really? You don't want to tell me why you are imposing an arbitrary regulation that you are not allowed to impose?

Then you will understand when I ignore you.

28 posted on 05/05/2014 7:26:27 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: bryan999

Here is his email, let him know what you think!
hvastkovse@ecu.edu


29 posted on 05/05/2014 7:27:26 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: bryan999

i am really sick of this BS. It is time ...well I can’t write what I want for fear of the ZOT.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 7:30:11 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Lurker

But “getting back” is a base motivation.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 7:30:53 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: bryan999

Please go see ....God’s Not Dead......(one of the most powerful movies, taken right out of the headlines)

well made......totally worth seeing


32 posted on 05/05/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: SuziQ

The prof is a member of the Spaghetti Monster cult.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 7:32:11 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: bryan999

Here’s the thing. He can’t tell anybody what they can or can’t say.


34 posted on 05/05/2014 7:33:35 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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and I don't want to have to outline the reasons why

He's too smart for us. We wouldn't even be able to understand his reasons.

35 posted on 05/05/2014 7:39:42 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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No my friend. The way you get back at them is to tell them to go f*** themselves.

Nope. They like that. Takes you down to their level. You know what ACTUALLY gets them, in almost any situation? Something akin to "You ought to be ashamed of yourself." Because, deep down, they always are. ALWAYS.

36 posted on 05/05/2014 7:39:51 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: bryan999

Who died and appointed this jughead king?


37 posted on 05/05/2014 7:42:10 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: bryan999

Once I got up on the stage..I would thank God anyway and it would be too late for him to do anything about it. That diploma was paid for with money that says, “In God We Trust,” and HIS salary is paid with money that says, “In God We Trust.”


38 posted on 05/05/2014 7:45:47 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: bryan999

Isn’t this Mike Adams’ (who is frequently quoted on FR)university? I am sure he will have some choice remarks on this.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 7:48:06 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: dr_lew

What’s your point?


40 posted on 05/05/2014 7:48:38 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Agreed.


41 posted on 05/05/2014 7:49:37 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: bryan999

Without Helms, NC perishes.


42 posted on 05/05/2014 7:51:00 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: bryan999

Ever notice how many news stories there are lately regarding a liberal or liberal group banning or seeking to ban someone or someone’s point of view?

It’s who they are.


43 posted on 05/05/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: bryan999

The students should do it anyway


44 posted on 05/05/2014 7:52:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Lurker

“I would like to thank God for his Divine aid and help ...”

“Be silent! You are forbidden to say that!”

“Shut up you piece of S***! F*** you! Where do you come off telling me what to do, you scumbag!” ( Guess I showed him! )

... That’s how it seems to me.


45 posted on 05/05/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT by dr_lew
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I was thinking, would it blow his mind if a student stopped, said that ‘since we cannot thank God aloud, the following minute of silence is doing the job/will have to suffice.’


46 posted on 05/05/2014 7:58:40 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: bryan999

Romans 1:28-32


47 posted on 05/05/2014 8:17:05 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: bryan999
“1. You can't thank God. I'm sorry about this – and I don't want to have to outline the reasons why.”

No,pal...be our guest.We've got time.And we're all ears.

48 posted on 05/05/2014 8:19:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: bryan999

What a bigot!


49 posted on 05/05/2014 8:28:27 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: MeshugeMikey

Is that him? The one they now call Prof. Butthead?


50 posted on 05/05/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT by lee martell
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