Skip to comments.Holy Photoshop! LSU Erased Christian Football Fans' Crosses
Posted on 10/23/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT by marshmallow
A group of Louisiana State University football fans whose admiration for the Tigers is second only to their love for Jesus is outraged after the school digitally erased the tiny crosses they painted on their bare upper chests at a recent football game.
LSU officials sent out a photo of The Painted Posse, Christian students who paint their bodies with LSU school colors and small crosses for home games, in an email about the LSU game against South Carolina on Oct. 13. The students were shocked to see the photo, which appeared to be otherwise untouched, in the newsletter that went out following the Tigers' 23-21 win over the then-No. 3 Gamecocks. The Tigers are now 7-1 for the season.
I was a bit surprised, because our pictures get used so frequently, and the cross had never been edited before, Posse member Cameron Cooke told CampusReform.org. The cross painting is important to me because it represents who I am as a Christ follower.
And it reminds me who I need to act like in Death Valley, Cooke added, referring to Tiger Stadium's nickname.
School spokesman Herb Vincent told the site the school altered the image to prevent other students from being offended by the weekly Geaux-Mail newsletter.
"We don't want to imply we are making any religious or political statements, so we air-brushed it out," the school said in a statement. "Only one of the students, who didn't appreciate it, actually contacted us about it. So next time, we'll just choose a different photo."
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“The future does not belong to those who insult Islam” — President Barack Hussein 0bama
Stalinism at its finest.
Actually what they did was bring attention to it. You’d have to look really close to see the Crosses - I couldn’t find them.
If they had GLBT instead, you think they would have edited the photo? No, they probably would have changed the story to emphasize the importance of GLBT in collegiate sports...
Orwell’s 1094 should be mandated as a requirement for voter registration, drivers liscenses, college entrance...pretty much everything.
If people refuse to learn actual world history, perhaps the fictional world we are almost completely at might wake them up.
Thats what I get for not wearing my glasses...
And how many contacted the school because they were "offended" and why are their rights to not be offended more important than the people who had the crosses painted on?
I had to put on my super reading glasses and only found one, second from the right above the “T” on the right.
I saw it finally. You really had to look for it. The other guys were turned so you only saw maybe the edge of the Cross and unless you knew what it was you’d miss it. I think that LSU messed up by Photoshoppin it out. It brought attention to it. Now they’re in for some ridicule and maybe alumni protests.
are they saying that if offended people contacted them, they would be sure to remove the offensive material?
what about all that homo and abortion propaganda that is offensive to many Christians? will they remove that?
i didn’t think so
Either way, they will win. Your cross is banned. And thanks for the enthusiastic support of the school.
I wonder if the students would have legal recourse in alteration of image and interference with freedom of religion against lsu? I’d like to see a legal foundation take up the cause.
The number one reason this stuff keeps happening is because individual perpetrators are seldom named. Publicize the name of the person who gave the order to airbrush out the crosses, and I doubt it will happen again.
Since when did we grant people a right not to be offended? That imposes one person’s sensibilities on someone else - in this case actually censoring their identity with mainstream religious beliefs. What ever happened to the freedoms expressed in the First Amendment? People should be “offended” at the censorship and outraged.
Biden stated that Syria was three times the size of Libya. And he is the so-called foreign policy expert.
Are they going to photoshop the hijab’s off the muslim girls and sketch in hair?
If the Students had a cresent moon...it wouldn’t be photoshopped...
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