Bibles banned from University Halls
Bibles banned from university for ‘not being multicultural enough’
Students at Aberystwyth University, the former university of Prince Charles, voted to ban Bibles being automatically placed in their accommodation, ending a tradition going back generations.
However, the university's Students’ Union - who carried out the poll - has been criticised for implementing the measure after only five per cent of the total 10,000 students turned out to vote on the issue.
Of those, 63 per cent backed the ban - a total of just 300 people.
The Bibles will be removed from those bedrooms reserved for first-year students at the end of the current academic year.
New students will then have an option to request a religious text in their room if they want one.
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.
Source of Article: Express Newspaper Online