On the two-week anniversary of the Pink Tie falling from the MC, dozens of math students were holding dual demonstrations about a new temple being proposed as part of the multi-faith prayer room in the SLC.
The temple is designed to worship Thor, who Vikings believe to be the god of thunder. While an official investigation concluded that the tie fell and was ripped due to an extremist gust of wind, right-wing mathies believe that the tie was brought down in the name of Thor.
"We are opposed to this victory shrine," said James Tan, one of the lead opponents of the project who led the anti-temple rally. "Having this monument placed one building away from where Thor brought down our pink tie is an insult to our faculty. It should be further away, on the other side of campus."
On the other side of the SLC, there was another protest by a group in favour of the proposed temple. They say that one gust of wind does not speak on behalf of all Thorites.
"They are using the fall of our sacred pink tie to spread their message of Thoraphobia," said Brian Moss, the leader of the pro-temple rally. "If they truly wanted to respect our fallen tie, they would stop spreading their hateful message. It was one gust of wind that caused this, not the bidding of Thor."
Mathies we spoke to were divided on the issue, largely parroting what the two leaders were saying. We were unable to find anyone who did not have a strong opinion on the issue, and nobody seemed to want to back down.
MathSoc President Nadia Novikova has stayed mostly quiet on the issue. While she stated that she supports the right to freedom of religion under the Charter, she has not stated publicly whether she thinks the prayer room should be moved. The mathNEWS writer coincidentally known as Thor could not be reached for comment.
Another dual protest is expected on the three-week anniversary tomorrow.