Has it really come to this?
According to Campus Reform, chemistry students at East Carolina University are not allowed to mention God during their graduation ceremony. Professor Eli Hvastkovs emailed this rule to his students, writing. . .
I’ve had some submissions that needed to be edited. so [sic] here are some guidelines. 1. You can’t thank God. I’m sorry about this – and I don’t want to have to outline the reasons why.
Hvastkovs also noted that this was a departmental thing and that they had a diverse student body. So basically, this guy thinks that having a diverse student body means you can’t say the word God.
Fortunately, the executive director of communications at the University overruled the mandate and said that religious references of any type would not be restricted. This is good to know, but the fact that such an overruling was even necessary shows just how far off the deep end we’ve gone in terms of trying to placate the politically correct.
Well, all I can say is THANK GOD for the first amendment.