Last week, I posted about a ceremonial “pinning” ceremony that takes place when nursing students graduate from Colorado Mesa University. It’s a way of welcoming them into the profession. But at CMU, when those graduates stepped off the stage, they were given a Gideons Bible.
There was no good reason for this, other than the lazy excuse of “tradition.” But if administrators were opening the door to Christians, then I guess atheists and Satanists could get on board, too, right?
The Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers sent a letter to the school explaining what their options were. Simply put, the school could allow giveaways of any and all religious materials or they could say no to everyone.
It appears that the school’s President, Tim Foster, has finally decided to say no to everyone.