A Texas college syllabus asked students to refrain from saying “God bless you.”

“Please refrain from saying ‘God bless you’ during classes and exams,” read one University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor’s syllabus.

The college said in a statement that “the professor's syllabus sought to identify examples of potentially disruptive behavior the professor believed could hinder the classroom learning environment, including use of cellphones.”

UTRGV added that the professor’s intention was not to limit religious freedom, “but to avoid unsolicited comments that might distract others."

The professor has since removed the sentence from the syllabus.


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