Lone Star CollegeSubmitted by NorthChoctaw on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 01:43
I hope I'm posting in the correct section. It became known to me yesterday that the college I attend is paying money to a church to hold our graduation ceremonies in. Last year was the first year it was held there and there were a number of complaints from students/families about crosses being everywhere, thus in photographs, and apparently there was also some sort of performance taking place in days to come as Noah's Ark and other images were on stage for the ceremony. Some faculty members have been circulating an email about the reasons this should be an issue and have specifically asked the student group I am a member of our opinion on how best to proceed. I am going to research the legalities of a college that receives money from both the state and the federal government contributing money for services and/or space to a church, mainly because one of my professor's told me when asked that last year there was a reverse situation with a church renting space from a college. The issue was brought to court and the court ruled that it was unconstitutional to do so. I know that New York is very different from Texas, so that may be a hurdle. If anyone on here has any information regarding this matter or live close by and would like to get involved, please let me know. Thanks for your time.