Yes, it's FOX news, but if it was a normal network reporting it, nothing controversial gets said.
University of Missouri has added guidelines for non-Abrahamic religions to its manual, including telling professors not to schedule major deadlines or exams on the most important holidays, and advising which are minor ones that it's allowed to work, but other restrictions may be going on that would impact the students or facutly involved(fasting, etc)
So, of course, some "this is a Christian nation" style talking head has to comment on how horrible it is, nevermind that about a fifth of the students there are non-Abrahamic, and a good chunk are international students from Asian countries that are primarily Hindu, Taoist, Buddhist, etc. Rather than acknowledge that, she says this:
"Tammy Bruce, radio host of the nationally syndicated “Tammy Bruce Show” and Fox News contributor, said she found the guide to be indicative of an unbecoming societal shift.
“It almost seems as though we’re looking for excuses for people to not have to take their commitments seriously,” Bruce told FoxNews.com. “It’s beyond political correctness; it’s almost like an excuse to do nothing. It’s like societal nihilism, where nothing matters.”
So if it's just looking for excuses, should we not then go ahead and schedule exams and deadlines on Christmas and Easter and Good Friday, too?
(also interesting - the bulk of the holidays used as exampe are Abrahamic, but non-Christian, or Asian, only one Wiccan example is listed, but the headline screams Wiccan and Pagan - so is FOX suggesting anyone not a Christian is a Pagan?)
Answer by Ballad at 1:30 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 1:32 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Good for them... about time someone realizes Christianity isn't the only thing out there that is important to people. Their way is not the only way...
Answer by Crafty26 at 1:44 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 1:55 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 1:56 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 1:57 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Answer by sahmamax2 at 3:07 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:52 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
Answer by MamaK88 at 5:07 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
I think it's good to be considerate of other peoples religious beliefs whenever possible. For the most part dates and tests are put off for all kinds of reasons so why not religious ones also.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:09 PM on Feb. 18, 2013
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