University officials stand by decision to digitally remove symbol of Christian cross off students
Officials at Louisiana State University defended their decision on Thursday to publish a photo in which they removed symbols of the Christian cross worn by students at Saturday‚Äôs football game.
The doctored photo, which appeared in an e-mail about the LSU vs. South Carolina game, featured a group of students known as ‚ÄúThe Painted Posse,‚ÄĚ who paint their bodies with LSU school colors and small crosses for every home game.
The students, who are Christians, were shocked to see the photo which appeared to be otherwise untouched.
‚ÄúI was a bit surprised, because our pictures get used so frequently, and the cross had never been edited before,‚ÄĚ said Posse member Cameron Cooke in an interview with Campus Reform....
It's hard to say what's worse: petty official censors (it took me awhile to find the crosses), or clownish students who disregard ‚ÄúYoung men likewise exhort to be sober minded‚ÄĚ, Titus 2:6 (should Leviticus be unconvincing).
Maybe it's just as well they omitted the crosses; I don't want to be identified with frivolous sports fanatics who look like court jesters.