Another college drops cross emblem
Official: It sent 'wrong message,' created 'confusion'
University's crest, with its offending crosses Another university is dropping a cross from its historic imagery, saying it creates confusion and sends the wrong message.
The announcement from Simon Fraser University near Vancouver, B.C., about the school's Coat of Arms brings it in alignment with a precedent set earlier by the College of William and Mary, which said in a story WND broke that a historic cross in a structure built as a Christian chapel hundreds of years ago would have to go because it offended some people.
A spokesman for Simon Fraser said the two crosses on the 40-year-old emblem are a problem. Warren Gill, the school's vice-president of university relations, said the school doesn't want people to think the wrong thing.