Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
The problem is banning the word "God" in a community college English class. It's an absurd rule and probably wouldn't be applied evenly with the banning of words such as "Koran" or "Allah," should that situation have presented itself.
Just another pitiful example of the increasing attempt to secularize America in the same vein as banning Christmas carols in public squares or insisting on the phrase Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.
Finally, since this college proffesor is so vehement in his denial of God in a public forum such as a community college, perhaps he has similar problems with the phrase "In God We Trust" on his American currency. If so, I would be happy to take those bills off his hands so he won't have to see that silly G-word anymore.
The word wasn't banned in the class, it just wasn't allowed to be included in this person's paper as a part of the assignment. If it unjustly singled her out when other students were allowed to write religious papers, with proper noun references to their deity, then she might have a case. But no one seems to be arguing that, including the attorneys for the plaintiff. They are arguing "free speech" and "freedom of religion" which neither seem to apply in the context of this case. Frivolous lawsuit if you ask me.