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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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“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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“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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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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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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