(The College’s solution– Conservative students at the University of North Texas have come under attack for their Easter egg hunt in Bible verses, they said, with many members of the campus community calling for a mass rampage and a trampling of eggs.
Members of the UNT Young Conservatives of Texas, who organized the effort, had sought to spread a message of positivity and hope during this week, considered “Holy Week” by Christians and which is ending. by Easter.
On Sunday evening, members of the two-year college group handed out about 250 brightly colored plastic eggs around campus with Bible verses printed inside.
The public university is in session with students on campus this week, and with the stress of COVID, young conservatives have sought to spread some joy, said Kelly Neidert, chapter chair.
“We wanted to do something for Easter but we can’t do any activities due to COVID, so we figured the Easter Egg Hunt in the Bible verse would be a fun and easy way to celebrate without breaking the policy of social distance, “she said in a telephone interview. Monday with The College Fix.
“Half [of the Bible verses] were passages about Easter and Christ, and the other half were uplifting verses that weren’t really Easter related, but we thought it would be nice to find them, ”she said.
Instead, she and members of her club have been attacked and vilified on online campus groups, such as an UNT Facebook group that includes around 9,000 students, parents and alumni of the school, he said. she declared.
The backlash began when some parents in the group said it was inappropriate to lead the effort because not everyone on campus is Christian and the students should have just filled the eggs with candy if they wanted to do anything. good thing.
But then the students joined in the criticism and took it to another level, Neidert said.
“They were trying to see who could go throw the most [eggs] away and stomp most of them, ”she said.
Neidert provided screenshots to The College Fix of the bashing. In addition to taunting young conservatives by telling them their eggs would be trashed, some students accused them of throwing out trash.
Conservative students at the University of North Texas have come under attack for their Easter egg hunt in Bible verses, with many members of the campus community calling for a mass rampage and egg trampling. /t.co/GriHt74yHc
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One person joked about a ‘catch the egg’ contest and another suggested a prize for whoever could wreck the most.
However, the young conservatives had written wherever they placed the eggs and still planned, and still do, to collect the leftovers later this week, Neidert said.
As for critics who said they should have put candy in eggs instead of Bible verses, Neidert said that was missing the gist.
“There’s no way to separate the celebration of Easter and Jesus, these things go hand in hand,” she told The Fix.
Neidert said the reaction from the campus community had been disappointing, as young conservatives genuinely believed it was a good way to spread positivity.
“We were all super excited when we brainstormed the idea and chose verses together, we thought everyone can enjoy it, you don’t even have to be a Christian to read one. [Bible] verse and enjoy it, ”she said. “We are very disappointed with the way it turned out. “
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