VIDEO: Stony Brook Student Reacts to University No Longer Canceling Class for Religious Holidays
Earlier this week, we brought you a story making headlines on and off the campus of Stony Brook University after the school announced they'd no longer cancel classes for religious holidays. Today, one of the students affected told Fox and Friends' Steve Doocy that the new rule will set him back with his studies if he chooses to honor his religion.
Student Aaron Gershoff says he'll have a very difficult decision to make ... not to mention the fact that the next holidays he'll have to choose to observe or not observe fall at a critical time.
"It is a choice, because the times
I'd have to take off are very close to mid-terms, and do I want to study or should I practice my faith? I want to do both, but I'm being put in a pretty tough position by the university."
The university, however, says that the new policy is just their way of making a more fair calendar for all students.
"Fair is all well and good," Gershoff says, "but when you're setting students back, that's bad. And you shouldn't have to make that choice."
Gershoff went so far as to say that if he had to do it over again, he might reconsider choosing Stony Brook for his higher education. "I would have to add that into my consideration."