- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An Army veteran attending University of Wyoming was told that as a senator in its student government he should not say the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings. The reason: It might offend international students.

“Multiple senators sat me down and said it was a ‘very touchy subject’ and ‘we don’t want to offend anybody,’” former Army Staff Sgt. Cory Schroeder told the education watchdog Campus Reform Tuesday.

The veteran was told that if he wasn’t happy with the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) government’s decision, he could write a bill to allocate 20 seconds at the beginning of the meetings to say the Pledge, Campus Reform reported.

Mr. Schroeder told the watchdog that he anticipated delays in the process by the “liberal standing committee,” and added: “If you look at any constitution that governs a student body, there’s no law, there’s no bill that states you must give 20 seconds to say the Pledge of Allegiance, [and there] shouldn’t be,” Campus Reform reported.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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