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Christian Student Group Booted Off Campus for Requiring Group Leaders to be Christian

Christian Student Group Booted Off Campus for Requiring Group Leaders to be Christian

“infringes on religious freedom via the pretense of protecting other kids’ feelings”

This is happening because of diversity hysteria in higher education.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Christian group kicked off campus for requiring its leaders to be Christian

Another student-led group is suing a university because the school kicked the group off campus for requiring student leaders to agree with their faith tenants. The University of Iowa told InterVarsity Christian Fellowship they weren’t allowed to hold their meetings on campus because they require their members to hold to specific faith standards and kicked them out — in response, InterVarsity sued.

The University of Iowa did the same thing last year with Business Leaders in Christ, or BLinC. This kind of blatant discrimination — one that infringes on religious freedom via the pretense of protecting other kids’ feelings — is happening regularly among secular universities and it needs to stop.

College administrators need to realize that collegiate groups who form and require their members to meet specific standards is hardly discrimination. The University of Iowa appears to be so bent on political correctness they are punishing all kinds of organizations that do this, including the Sikh Awareness Club, the Chinese Student Christian Fellowship, the Imam Mahdi Organization, and the Latter-day Saint Student Association, and banned those groups too. Fraternities and sororities have similar specific standards (unrelated to faith of course), yet they are allowed to continue to meet per usual.

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johnnycab23513 | August 10, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Are the pervert clubs required to let normal people run them?

“College administrators need to realize that collegiate groups who form and require their members to meet specific standards is hardly discrimination.”

This is irrelevant. They don’t mind the right kind of discrimination. How many black student groups have been kicked off campus for requiring their members to be black? (Hint: less than 1)

The Christian group was kicked off campus for being Christian. The alleged rules violation was just an excuse.

    Milhouse in reply to irv. | August 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    You are not telling the truth. No black student groups have been kicked off campus for requiring their members to be black, because there are no groups with such a requirement. Any group that did have one would absolutely be treated the same way.

    Note that this very article says the Sikh Awareness Club and the Imam Mahdi Organization go the same treatment. That alone puts paid to your false claim that this is some sort of anti-Christian persecution.

    Even the Christian group does not require members to be Christian, and agrees that such a requirement would be grounds for excluding it; it only requires that of its leaders, and argues that this should be allowed, because the leaders of such a group should reflect the group’s values.

The chilling item in this story is that this is the University of Iowa. Iowa? How did Iowa turn into Berkeley-lite? It seems academia has fallen into trhe progressive lock-step.

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