Texas Students: Remove 'Our Lord' from Diplomas

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Students at a Texas university founded on Presbyterian beliefs say they want the words "in the year of our Lord" removed from their diplomas.

A group of students at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas say the reference doesn't respect the diversity of religions at the school.

When a Muslim complained that the wording should be tweaked, the student government agreed.

"If the university has made an effort to make this campus more diverse, it should also recognize there should also be a diploma with a common platform that includes all of these students, not simply the Christian student," said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection.

CBN News spoke with Rev. Canon Julian Dobbs of the Convocation of Anglicans in North American about this case.  Click play for his comments.

However, Trinity President Dennis Ahlburg and other students have defended the wording, saying the school's religious roots are appropriate and unobtrusive.

"Any cultural reference, even if it is religious, our first instinct should not be to remove it, but to accept it and tolerate it," Brendan McNamara, president of the College Republicans, told Fox News. "Once you remove that phrase, where do you draw the line?"

School trustees are expected to consider the students' request in May.

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