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Religious statement would be included in college diplomas

March 2, 2004
By: Matt Johnson
State Capital Bureau
Links: HB 1513

A new line in your college diploma would state "2004,In the year of our Lord," if legislation passes. Matt Johnson tells how opponents are viewing the measure.

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Republican floor leader Jason Crowell introduced the bill.

It would allow all Missouri Colleges and Universities the authority to add this statement to it's diplomas.

Lawmakers representing the state's highest constituency of students oppose the measure.

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Contents: "It strives to put a religious overlay on our Colleges and Unviersities that should not be there considering the diverse student body we serve."

Crowell has nine co-sponsors of the bill who say Christian heritage needs to be restored.

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Johnson.


A group of House members is proposing that state universities be allowed to include a religious phrase in college degrees. Matt Johnson tells why proponents think it's necessary.

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Theresa Sander is co-sponsoring Representative Crowell's measure. The bill would allow Colleges and Universities to include "In the year of our Lord" in the text. She says spending time on the measure is important.

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Contents: "I don't consider it a waste of time for us to defend our Judeu-Christian heritage when so much time is spent tearing it down."

Opponents from the states largest district of student constituency say the legislature needs to spend its time on more important higher education issues.

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Johnson.


Religion would be included in college diplomas throughout the state if legislation passes. Matt Johnson tells how opponents are viewing the measure.

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The legislation would let schools add "In the year of our Lord" to college diplomas. All Missouri Colleges and Universities would have the authority to require the text.

Columbia representative Chuck Graham says the assembly has better things to be do.

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Contents: "I don't consider it a waste of time for us to defend our Judeu-Christian heritage when so much time is spent tearing it down."



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Supporters of the bill say protecting Chirstian heritage is the need for the measure.

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Johnson.