College Students Want ‘Our Lord’ Phrase Off Diplomas

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the matter during a meeting next month.

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—2 Thessalonians 2:3

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—Isaiah 47:10

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—Proverbs 30:12-13

A group of students at Trinity University in Texas wants the Christian-rooted school to remove the words “Our Lord” from their diplomas, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection, told the Chronicle. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,’ it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.”

Qureshi, a Muslim student at the school, is leading the campaign to remove the words. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the matter during a meeting next month.

The school’s student government association and a commencement committee already has thrown their support behind the proposal. But not everyone supports changing the diplomas.

“Any cultural reference, even if it is religious, our first instinct should not be to remove it, but to accept it and tolerate it,” said Brendan McNamara, president of the College Republicans. “Once you remove that phrase, where do you draw the line?”

The school was founded by Presbyterians in 1869 and has been governed by an independent board of trustees since 1969.

  1. Remnant, 30 March, 2010

    Why would a Muslim student attend a Christian-rooted university That is named for the Triune Godhead?

    Maybe hes a Moron and not a Muslim! Sidra Qureshi should consider going to Allah Oop U. “look at the cave man go”

    There is no G_D but the G_D of Israel, and He has a Son!

  2. Reta, 31 March, 2010

    In these last days we see a steady effort to eradicate every reference to God – this being a futile endeavor, since God is eternally immovable.

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