There's a group of fans in Death Valley every LSU home game that are painted up to the nines. They are known as the Painted Posse. They are a christian group who while painted up wear a painted cross on their chests. When LSU sent out a campus-wide email out with a picture of the Painted Posse...the crosses weren't there. Keep reading for details and to see the two pictures. The original, and the edited.

"I was a bit surprised, because our pictures get used so frequently, and the cross had never been edited before," Cameron Cooke, one of The Painted Posse, said in a recent interview with the conservative website Campus Reform. "The cross painting is important to me because it represents who I am as a Christ follower, and it reminds me who I need to act like in Death Valley."


The school, in a statement, indicated that it was not trying to censor any views, but rather to avoid the appearance of endorsing one. "We don't want to imply we are making any religious or political statements, so we air-brushed it out," the school said in a statement to Fox News. "Only one of the students, who didn't appreciate it, actually contacted us about it. So next time, we'll just choose a different photo."


Do you agree with LSU's decision to censor the photo?

Here's the original picture

LSU painted posse

And here's the altered photo...notice anything different?

lsu painted posse altered

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