LSU in Hot Water for Erasing Crosses from Game Pics

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Some Louisiana State University football fans are outraged over the school altering a photograph to remove their crosses from the picture.

The "Painted Posse" is a group of Christian students who paint their bodies in school colors for home games.

Their uniforms also have crosses painted on them, which were missing from a picture that appeared in a recent school newsletter.

"I was a bit surprised because our pictures get used so frequently, and the cross had never been edited before," Cameron Cooke, a member of the "Painted Posse," told reporters from 

"The cross painting is important to me because it represents who I am as a Christ follower," Cooke said.

The school issued a statement in response.

"We don't want to imply we are making any religious or political statements, so we air-brushed it out. Only one of the students, who didn't appreciate it, actually contacted us about it. So next time, we'll just choose a different photo," the statement read.

The students are now calling on all fans to wear shirts with large crosses at the next home game.

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