Students at Aberystwyth University Vote to Ban Bibles in Shameful Disgrace

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Bibles face being banned from a Welsh university halls after students voted to remove the religious books from their bedrooms.

It is believed that left wing Anti British Anti Fascist Marxists may of allegedly infiltrated the University and influenced the decision to vote against having Bibles on campus.

Yet another clear sign of left wing politically correct fascism and Religious intolerance from Anti Christian Marxists.

We ask – does this include all religious books and texts ?

We very much doubt that.

These students should bow their heads in deep shame.

Imagine what their Grandparents would of thought of them today ? Some of their Grandparents would of carried Bibles when in armed conflict defending the freedom of this country.

Hope not hate

Deep shame as Students vote to ban Bibles being placed in halls of residence because they are “inappropriate in a multicultural university”.

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It will end a tradition going back generations where each room in halls has a Bible – for first year students to turn to if they wish.

The Students’ Union has been criticised for backing the Bible ban after less than five per cent of the 10,000-strong student body voted – with 300 in favour of the ban and 175 against.

The motion called for all Bibles to be removed from halls of residence bedrooms at the end of the current academic year – replacing it with an option for students to request a religious text in their room if they want one.

Students on social media expressed concerns over the roundness of the voting numbers and how so few votes could mean the motion was passed.

Aberystwyth Students’ Union said the vote result was now “binding” and they were mandated to lobby the University to remove all Bibles by the start of the next academic year in September 2015.

On their website they said they 475 votes cast was “almost double the minimum requirement” as set out in their “democratic structure”.

They said: “475 students voting is a higher number than any attendance at a democratic meeting and so we are delighted that we have managed to open up democratically to this extent.”

The Bible ban was called for by students John David Morgan and Daniel Brothers.

Mr Morgan told a student council meeting: “Compulsory inclusion of Bibles in university bedrooms is inappropriate in a multicultural university such as Aberystwyth.

“It could be offensive for some, and university should provide a safe space for students to explore and develop their beliefs in a neutral environment.

“Bibles should however still be available for those who wish to have them.”

A survey of students at Pentre Jane Morgan halls of residence conducted by Aberystwyth Students’ Union in 2014 found almost half felt the compulsory inclusion of the holy book placed in rooms by Gideon International was “uncomfortable” or “unacceptable”.

It also reportedly found only four per cent stated their inclusion in rooms was a “good idea”.

University bosses promised to review the policy if Aberystwyth Students’ Union backed their removal.

Other universities have banned Gideon Bibles in the past, including Huddersfield University in 2013, which said it wanted its properties to be “ethically neutral”.

It also claimed to remove them because many of the students are from overseas. The move was branded “anti-Christian” by local religious leaders.

Stirling University Students’ Association also called to have Bibles removed from halls of residence, claiming it was “presumptuous” and offensive to different religions on the campus.

Last year, one of Britain’s largest hotel chains – Travelodge – removed bibles from all its bedrooms for “diversity reasons”.

It said the policy was implemented “in order not to discriminate against any religion” – despite having had no complaints from guests at any of its 500 hotels.

The practice of placing Bibles in British hotel rooms originated with the Commercial Travellers’ Christian Association late in the Victorian era.

The organisation was founded in 1888, with backing from the owners of biscuit manufacturer McVitie’s, and donated bibles to hotels around the country.

In more recent years, the work was taken over by the Gideon Society, which distributes free Bibles in almost 194 countries worldwide.

Members of the Gideon Society, an evangelical Christian organisation founded in the US in 1898, were inspired to give out free Bibles in hotel rooms after visiting Britain and seeing the Commercial Travellers’ Christian Association’s work.

In the UK, the Gideon Society, whose income comes from donations and bequests from wills, still continues this mission – giving out free bibles to large institutions, including hospitals and prisons.

Copies of the New Testament are also presented to school pupils, members of the armed forces, police, ambulance and fire services.

 

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