However, according to Oklahoma News 4 the ECU president said they had “…moved too quickly” and they “…regret not taking time to pause and thoughtfully consider the request and the results of our actions on all of the students, faculty and community members who we serve.”
‘Pierson said initially the university removed some items to show support for all cultures and religious beliefs. The chapel is used for various religions, student clubs and events.
“This requires a more thoughtful and deliberate approach to the request,” Pierson said. “That will be our next step.”
Pierson said the university will immediately begin convening a committee of students, faculty and community members who represent a diversity of viewpoints to study the issue.
“ECU is committed to diversity and welcomes different perspectives. This is an opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue,” adds Pierson. “ECU will not take further action, either by putting back the removed items, or by removing further artifacts, including the cross on the steeple, until the committee has had ample time to discuss and establish policies or guidelines for religious expressions in the art, history, architecture, study and areas of worship on campus.”
“Any further actions will be taken after our conversations with the committee and our valued community of students, faculty, alumni and Ada citizens,” Pierson said.’ http://kfor.com/2017/06/30/oklahoma-college-to-remove-crosses-bibles-from-campus-chapel-after-receiving-complaint/
One wonders what a call to prayer from an Islamic minaret does to those in the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State? Also I am waiting for the formation of Americans United for the Separation of Mosque and State?!