ARLINGTON, Texas – Over 200 students at the University of Texas at Arlington recently petitioned a student pro-life group to remove an abortion display featuring nearly 3,000 crosses in part due to concerns that the crosses represented Christianity and thus were “culturally insensitive.”
“Every cross is supposed to represent an unborn child, but not necessarily every child that is aborted is Christian,” petition organizer Ashley Radovcich told The Shorthorn, the campus newspaper. “And therefore, they’re being culturally insensitive, especially since we’re the fifth most diverse campus in America.”
“[T]hey need to be more culturally sensitive to religions and cultures on campus,” she reiterated. “I mean, by all means, they should represent their views—freedom of speech … but they should also be more aware of what they’re putting out to the public.”
“When I’m looking at this, they’re basically telling us that we can go to Hell just for having options,” sophomore Olivia Frost added.
The student group Pro-Life Mavericks had placed 2,900 small wooden crosses on the university’s Central Library mall last month to represent the number of children that are killed in the womb each day by abortion. It had done so the year before and was likewise met with opposition.
Written by Heather Clark
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