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Collins -- on -- Jarvis was working and student orientation at Sonoma state university in California when her supervisor ordered her to remove or hide her cross necklace.
That she would send anyone.
Joining us now is Sonoma State University student hockey Jarvis in the director of litigation at liberty institute.
Here -- Sasser good morning to both of you.
-- only so much for having us on.
Why did first tell us exactly what happened and when your supervisor said.
You know you might offend somebody -- having your -- -- so you're sending -- tell me covered up.
I'm Brian while I was working and -- student orientation and and I worked for an on campus organization.
And I was told to remove my necklace so that I wouldn't offend somebody in I was you know.
As a Christian person who is you know something that it's something that's very isn't important to me in -- -- really dear to my heart so.
I felt as though I had to be ashamed of my faith and that's not something -- comfortable if at all so it was it was a very shocking to me and you know it was a rough day I -- Halloween as a beautiful cross around your neck right now is that the one you were wearing when you were asked to remain that.
Yes this is the same one I was wearing that day so it's rather large and is now have a six -- does CNN and get a good one the one that I -- -- make and does have a special meaning to you.
It was given to me -- my best friend actually so I'm -- night.
Where and I think of her and my -- to things that are very very important to me -- Yeah wanna bring you in this -- what is the law have to say about this isn't it her right to be able to express our faith the way she wants you.
Well that's -- this situation is so shocking and bizarre because the law has been so clear for the past 25 years.
That day employees.
On college campuses and in fact in and all lots of other government institutions have a right to Wear crosses.
And have other religious -- as such is the comic or something of that nature so.
We're really shocked and surprised to see this type of situation arise in this day and age.
I'm Janet that your faith that requires you to edit give forgiveness -- say that you've done that what is that you're looking for from the university.
Really all that I'm looking for is to Foster really healthy conversation about what tolerance means -- -- very politically correct -- age and I hope that other college Christians will stand up with me and see their -- -- something that deserves to be defended because.
That's really the reason why we're here it's you and to witness in two and Livan is in his as an example -- -- so that's really all I'm hoping to come from this or you have a response from Sonoma State University this is what they have to say our -- knocking Jarvis was tabling during last summer orientation last week and employee inappropriately asked -- to remove or -- -- -- cross he was absolutely wrong.
To make this request when mrs.
Jarvis returns to campus.
There'll be no issues with her wearing her crops or any other type.
A religious or cultural items.
And chairman Roger you know that you have a meeting on Monday with the school at 2 o'clock good luck with that -- are you planning to it to where your necklace.
I will absolutely be wearing my necklace definitely.
IE guys have a great day and have had a great Independence Day have a great weekend -- thinking you thanks safety Tim.
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