PENN STATE T--SHIRT UNDER ATTACK 10/27/2009


“A blue, cross-like design emblazoned on T-shirts at Penn State University has some critics seeing red,” reports Fox News. “The shirts — intended to foster school spirit — sport a vertical blue line down the center with the words "Penn State White Out" emblazoned across the chest, forming a design that some say resembles a cross. The back of the shirt depicts the same blue line obscured by the words, "Don't be intimated … It's just me and 110,000 of my friends." Roughly 30,000 of the shirts have been sold.”

It is a far stretch to see a cross in the design but Anti-Defamation League's Philadelphia branch says it connotes a Christian cross.

"Six complaints is not a controversy," Mahon, vice president for university relations, wrote Foxnews.com. "Students submit shirt designs to the student paper each year. Students then vote for their favorite design and they are sold in the campus bookstore."

Though this is the students preference, the Anti-Defamation League smells a dollar and is out to make money off the issue.

To see the shirt design, go to: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569665,00.html

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