Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Supreme Court sharply divided on Christian student group case
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/19/2010 | Warren Richey

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 California’s Hastings College of Law in San Francisco said the group’s stance violates the school’s antidiscrimination policy – including bans on discrimination based on religious belief or sexual orientation.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: academicbias; antichristian; christianstudents; churchandstate; docket; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; lavendermafia; scotus; sin; sodomites

1 posted on 04/20/2010 8:42:53 AM PDT by markomalley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: markomalley

WWWLD?


2 posted on 04/20/2010 8:43:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 04/20/2010 8:47:37 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

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.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 04/20/2010 8:50:06 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Gee, if group policies do not matter, then why can’t Russian soldiers join the U.S. Navy???


5 posted on 04/20/2010 8:50:35 AM PDT by EagleUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog

World Wide Wookiee Life Day?


6 posted on 04/20/2010 8:51:04 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child who's got his own." Arthur Herzog Jr./Billie Holiday)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
Justice Anthony Kennedy, who may wield the deciding vote in the case, suggested that the school’s policy is unnecessary. “Doesn’t this all just work out?” he asked.

Can't we all just,.. get along?

Justice Kennedy said that Democrats wouldn’t want to attend Republican Club meetings and serve as officers.

Yes they would, just to destroy the group. That's happened throughout human history.

7 posted on 04/20/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

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.


8 posted on 04/20/2010 8:51:53 AM PDT by circlecity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
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.

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.

9 posted on 04/20/2010 8:54:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

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.


10 posted on 04/20/2010 8:58:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clock King; markomalley; a fool in paradise
It seems to me that if the ruling is against CLS and in favor of an all-comers policy, it would be a single semester's work to invade, outnumber and destroy all interest-based student groups, like so

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...

11 posted on 04/20/2010 9:13:08 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child who's got his own." Arthur Herzog Jr./Billie Holiday)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Mrs. Don-o

Michael Moore plotted a strategy to do the same to the NRA with thousands of libs paying in dues to become voting members...


12 posted on 04/20/2010 9:21:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

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?


13 posted on 04/20/2010 9:29:13 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

I am neither a lawyer nor judge and demand the right to sit on the Supreme Court.


14 posted on 04/20/2010 10:57:44 AM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rmlew
I am neither a lawyer nor judge and demand the right to sit on the Supreme Court.

Sorry....you're over qualified. ;-)

15 posted on 04/20/2010 10:59:34 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

>>>Hastings’ lawyer, former Solicitor General Gregory Garre, countered that the school’s 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?


16 posted on 04/20/2010 1:03:01 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson