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Re: “Ole Miss, ASU mix football and religion; complaint prompts removal of cross from ASU helmets

Citizen, I pay tuition and athletic fees at ASU. Do YOU? Public funds didn't furnish those helmets, the student body and the man that donated 5 mil to the athletic dept did. I don't care what those young men put on their helmets, and the student body shows overwhelming support for the players. I don't care what faith you practice or don't practice. Everyone has the right to make the decision how they do so. The boys that died were of the Christian faith, thus the cross. The team grieves for the lives of their friends that ended too soon. The stickers were donated and given to the team. The players were told they could have them if they wanted them. It was the choice of the players to remember and honor their friends, and to pay respect to the parents who won't see their kids on the field this year. What right do you, or anyone else, have to tell them what way they can do this. Tax dollars didn't pay for it, you didn't pay for it. The people that did, the people that have a right to object, do not object. I am not Jewish, but seeing The Star of David does not anger me; I am not Muslim, but have no problem quietly sitting as they pray; I am not Catholic, but would never strip the Rosary away from someone; I am not Buddist, but I support them, I am not Wiccan, but would never deny Mother Nature. There are so many versions of Christianity, all different. I am not Atheist, but it is not my right to tell someone else they must believe. Some people are bad, some people are good, no matter where they align themselves. I support the right of all to express their religion, or lack there of. But no one has the right to take that away from others simply because "they don't want to hear it or see it." Those boys weren't doing anything wrong, and state funds were not used. So the only violation here is that those young men were had their Freedom of Speech trampled upon by someone who didn't have the right. No one was forced to worship, no one was forced to wear it, and seeing the emblem doesn't force you to your knees. If looking at a cross makes you uncomfortable, turn the other way in a gesture of good will. I assure you that the family of those young men who passed feel way worse than you, and if a sticker lets them know they are being thought of daily-they should be allowed to have that. The majority looks the other direction in a gesture of good will everyday, can't everyone be big enough to do the same?

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Posted by Just Be Nice on 09/12/2014 at 12:05 AM
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