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FRONT PAGE  |  5/30/2015
TUESDAY, FEB 4, 2014  |  11 comments
Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com.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 university’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.

“But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed since 9/11 and we’ve become a more global society with the Internet. The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness, but expanded opportunities for our students.” ...


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Strat  Find all comments by Strat
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.
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News Item2/4/14 8:13 PM
Barry from KY | Northern Ky  Find all comments by Barry from KY
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...
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News Item2/4/14 7:50 PM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
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 ?
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News Item2/4/14 6:58 PM
Barry from Ky | Northern Ky  Find all comments by Barry from Ky
Yes, Wargle, I'm glad it changed also. just a holdover from really bad times in America. However, we never have had much of a racial divide where i'm from. Everyone just got along fine!!!
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News Item2/4/14 6:56 PM
Wargle  Find all comments by Wargle
"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.

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News Item2/4/14 6:37 PM
Barry from Ky | Northern Ky  Find all comments by Barry from Ky
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...
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News Item2/4/14 6:23 PM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
Just call yourself the doormats and get it over with.
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News Item2/4/14 1:27 PM
SJ  Find all comments by SJ
Same thing happened to the Christian HS I attended back in the 1970s. A few years back they changed their mascot from Crusaders to Warriors. More generic means less offensive, I guess.
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Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
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)
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News Item2/4/14 7:30 AM
Will | Mississippi  Find all comments by Will
Hmm, that's funny. I'm probably attending a small Christian college next year who are called the crusaders. I see nothing wrong with it.
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News Item2/4/14 5:31 AM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
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.

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