Skip to comments.Supreme Court sharply divided on Christian student group case
Posted on 04/20/2010 8:42:53 AM PDT by markomalley
A sharply divided US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case examining whether a California law school can refuse to officially recognize a Christian student group that requires its members to embrace biblical passages denouncing homosexuality.
Officials at the University of Californias Hastings College of Law in San Francisco said the groups stance violates the schools antidiscrimination policy including bans on discrimination based on religious belief or sexual orientation.
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The Supreme Court is ALWAYS divided on issue such as these. The 4 leftists will ignore the Constitution—as usual—and decide based upon their political agenda.
So the school chose to not recognize a religious group because of the school’s policy against discriminating based on religion?
That’s pretty tortured logic ... even for a California law school.
Gee, if group policies do not matter, then why can’t Russian soldiers join the U.S. Navy???
World Wide Wookiee Life Day?
Can't we all just,.. get along?
Justice Kennedy said that Democrats wouldnt want to attend Republican Club meetings and serve as officers.
Yes they would, just to destroy the group. That's happened throughout human history.
Looks like it will be up to Justice Kennedy to determine whether the “free exercise” clause of the first amendment exists anymore or whether it will be interpreted out of the constitution just as the “public use” clause was in the Kehlo decision.
If someone wants to reject 3 of the 10 commandments, would the court still be hearing this case?
The answer depends on whether a religion is permitted to define what IS and IS NOT "sinful" in the eyes of the followers of that religion based on ancient texts, not contemporary cultural experiments.
As California is in no place to prohibit the free exercise thereof of religion, it isn’t their place to decide whether the State agrees with the standing of what IS or IS NOT a sin.
We are ALL sinners. But you cannot force political reeducation to declare something is no longer a sin because the STATE says so.
If non-followers of a faith are permitted to dictate to the followers what the beliefs now are, it would be like letting muslims or athesits become ordained ministers in a Christian church.
Muslims and atheists and agnostics and wandering Christians can all ENTER a church, but you have to be in agreement to lead it.
Voila. No student group exists which has any right to associate using campus e-mail, campus bulletin-boards, or campus meeting rooms.
Not an enriching student experience, but at least everything would be equally uniform, mediocre, socially isolated and boring...
Michael Moore plotted a strategy to do the same to the NRA with thousands of libs paying in dues to become voting members...
Of course, this could cut both ways. Because of this policy, there would be nothing keeping the black student union from being overwhelmed by white kids, voting themselves into the union’s position of leadership. Christians could also do the same to the Jewish and Muslim campus groups, as well as the Homosexual groups. You could have white, male Christians as president of every student organization on campus. Has the school considered that?
I am neither a lawyer nor judge and demand the right to sit on the Supreme Court.
Sorry....you're over qualified. ;-)
>>>Hastings lawyer, former Solicitor General Gregory Garre, countered that the schools policy requires every student organization to allow any student to become a voting member and potential leader. Even students who disagree with the fundamental goals and beliefs of a group must be allowed to join, vote, and potentially serve as a leader of the group, he said<<<
So, I suppose masses of Christian students could join the Gay and Lesbian organizations and outnumber the homosexuals. Then, they could change the focus of these organizations from promoting “gay rights” and the homosexual lifestyle, to a mission of converting homosexuals to heterosexuality and Christianity.
Of course, the homosexuals would freak out, if Christians were allowed to hi-jack their student groups, and rightfully so. So, why should those who oppose the teachings of Christianity be allowed to hi-jack Christian groups?
Can’t they just say that the members must embrace the Bible as the Word of God? Why nitpick with this verse and that verse? Just embrace them all!