(Campus Reform) Officials at Louisiana State University defended their decision on Thursday to publish a photo in which they removed symbols of the Christian cross worn by students at Saturday’s football game.
The doctored photo, which appeared in an e-mail about the LSU vs. South Carolina game, featured a group of students known as "The Painted Posse," who paint their bodies with LSU school colors and small crosses for every home game.
The students, who are Christians, were shocked to see the photo which appeared to be otherwise untouched.
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"I was a bit surprised, because our pictures get used so frequently, and the cross had never been edited before," said Posse member Cameron Cooke in an interview with Campus Reform.