Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'
A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its â€śCrusadersâ€ť nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a â€śmore global society,â€ť university officials told FoxNews.com.
Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the universityâ€™s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December.
â€śBut I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,â€ť Davis told FoxNews.com. â€śOur world has changed since 9/11 and weâ€™ve become a more global society with the Internet. The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness, but expanded opportunities for our students.â€ť...
Barry from KY wrote: Oh now strat, you know we are not all really equal. It was simply the name of a sports team and no one really cares. I guess they changed it so it wouldn't offend anyone. They didn't ask me and I don't care for sports...
Just seeking clarity,you said when something makes people feel uncomfortable that is when it gets changed....probably should have said some people,no one realy cares ? did you read what Ibrahim said,he is very happy,you know what happens when Muslims aren't happy....chop chop.
Oh now strat, you know we are not all really equal. It was simply the name of a sports team and no one really cares. I guess they changed it so it wouldn't offend anyone. They didn't ask me and I don't care for sports...
Barry from Ky wrote: Our high school was the rebels. we even had a confederate flag and everything. that all got removed. if it makes people uncomfortable that's when it gets changed...
Which people are talking about,the politically protected or the other folks,i find hip hop and gangsta culture very uncomfortable along with the severe black on white crime in my area...how about you,or are some people more "equal" than others ?
"Barry from Ky from Northern Ky writes: Our high school was the rebels. we even had a confederate flag and everything. that all got removed. if it makes people uncomfortable that's when it gets changed..."
Good. Glad it got changed. I bet non-whites feel a lot more welcome there nowadays.
Really doesn't seem like an appropriate name considering the crusaders were not really Christians except in name. Maybe they should have thought that out when they started the college. (now university)
Its not so much the name change that matters,but the belly crawling,appeasing and groveling attitude,and one can be sure that the name change is either a reflection of other changes that have already taken place or are about to.
Ibrahim is happy,i'm sure he is as are most Muslims when they realize the gutless cowardice of their competition for the hearts and souls of men.