McCracken chose to name the room after his father, Dr. William McCracken, who graduated from Purdue with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and his mother Glenda who recently passed away.
Purdue reportedly rejected the message chosen by the donor because it makes a reference to God. McCracken was stunned by the snub.
The message he chose was to read, "To those who seek to better the world through the understanding of God's physical laws and innovation of practical solutions. In honor of Dr. William "Ed) and Glenda McCracken."
"Purdue is not a God-free zone," Jeremiah Dys, a Liberty Institute attorney representing the McCrackens, told Fox News. "Purdue's ban on any reference to God by a private speaker violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.
In a letter to the university, McCracken reminded Purdue officials that in 2001, the university defended the rights of a speaker to blaspheme the name of Jesus in a university place.
"Hopefully someone from Purdue University will return my telephone call so we can be enlightened on why it's OK to blaspheme Jesus, but it's not OK to reference God in a way that doesn't blaspheme the Almighty," wrote the Fox News Reporter.
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The Lafayette Citizen Journal will be making records requests and will relentlessly pursue this injustice. It's why we exist.
Hat tip: Patriot Paul