Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Lawsuit: University Ordered Christian Club to Allow Non-Christian Leaders

Some private universities have got away with this nonsense but UNC is a public university and therefore subject to the 1st Amendment. They are going to have to back down
"The University of North Carolina-Greensboro has ordered a Christian club to allow non-Christians as leaders and members, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. “The university has given itself the authority to determine whether a group is religious or not,” said Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund.

Tedesco filed suit on behalf of “Make Up Your Own Mind,” a Christian club that was denied an exemption from the university’s nondiscrimination policy.

UNC-Greensboro’s nondiscrimination policy includes an exemption for student organizations that select their members based on a shared set of beliefs.

Tedesco said “Make Up Your Own Mind” has a clear religious mission and purpose and requires its members and leaders to agree with its statement of faith and beliefs about the value of innocent human life.

“Saying that a Christian club isn’t religious is flatly absurd, especially when the university has granted its belief-based exception to numerous other clubs,” he said. “The First Amendment forbids the government from determining what is and what is not ‘religious,’ yet the university is doing exactly this by telling a Christian group that it is not religious.”

However, the university contends that the club is not affiliated with a church – and therefore doesn’t meet their criteria for exemption.



Bird of Paradise said...

These universities have become their own little kingdoms they need to be reighed in

Dean said...

I wonder if they demand black/hispanic/asian/etc. groups accept European Caucasians in leadership roles.

Or require Muslim organizations to accept Christians in leadership roles.

Probably not.

Anonymous said...

THe police state our nation has become. Student suspended for 10 days for sharing a fish oil supplement with another student. can get reduced to 5 days if student goes to drug counselling.

how stupid are the school authorities?

Go Away Bird said...

The universty wackos demand they allow pagans weaing freaky masks and beating drums be allowed to dance and prance through the place while howling like a pack of wolves

Anonymous said...

Screw the university, i would start to meet at an off campus church. Fuck these assinine university fascist.

Anonymous said...

"Fuck these assinine university fascist."

Liberals fuck pussies.
Conservatives fuck asses.

Kee Bird said...

Totaly turn off their money spigots