Butthurt Christians Shut Down Religious Diversity at Duke University
In a move to promote religious diversity at Duke University, the chapel was going to allow Muslim students to broadcast the adhan (call to prayer) “moderately” over a loudspeaker once a week on Friday to alert students of the jummah….
however, butthurt Christians shut that right down in two days flat. Franklin Graham (Billy Graham’s son who heads “charity” Samaritan’s Purse) threatened to go after donors and Duke backed off. The fundies on my FB are going nuts about this story now, you’d think maybe now they’d feel some empathy with those of us who prefer to not have religion shoved down our throats in the public sphere (or even private, as in Duke’s case).
But haha, whatever.
“Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus.”
Duke Won’t Broadcast Muslim Call to Prayer After All
by Maya Rhodan, time.com
Duke University Thursday has reversed its decision to allow Muslim students to broadcast a call-to-prayer from the school’s chapel bell tower starting this Friday.
Instead, the university said Thursday that students will gather outside the chapel before the weekly jummah prayer service, which has been held in the chapel basement every week for the past several years.
“Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, in a statement. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.”