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Vanderbilt enforcing nondiscrimination policy
wkrn.com ^ | September 20, 2011 | Erin Holt

Posted on 09/26/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some Vanderbilt University religious groups will have to change their policies or risk being shut down.

The university told Nashville's News 2 a number of groups are in violation of the school's nondiscrimination policy.

In a statement, Vanderbilt University said, "Last academic year, an undergraduate made an allegation of discrimination against a student organization. As a result of that allegation, we sought to ensure that the more than 300 student organizations were aware of their need to comply with the university's longstanding nondiscrimination policy."

Stephen Siao is the president of the college Republicans.

"The policy that they've asked the groups that are in question to change now is basically delete from their constitution any regulation that says you have to profess a certain faith or lead a bible study to be a leader in the group."

Siao also said he believes Vanderbilt is using the nondiscrimination policy to specifically target religious and conservative groups.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: christianstudents; collegerepublicans; highereducation; indiscriminate; undiscerning; vanderbilt
So a Christian club can't require the leader of the group to be Christian. Up is down and down is up. I am sooooooo SICK of this crap!
1 posted on 09/26/2011 8:07:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

and what about a Muslim organization??


2 posted on 09/26/2011 8:08:11 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why on Earth would any Christian WANT to go to Vanderbilt University? Pay $40,000 a year tuition for a public-school education? It just doesn’t make any sense.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT by dangus
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To: ilovesarah2012

people are going to have to stand up to the communists,

or, our way of life will be forever changed.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I thought the supreme court already ruled on this and said the universities cannot do this.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Siao also said he believes Vanderbilt is using the nondiscrimination policy to specifically target religious and conservative groups.

Then a large number of Christian and Jewish students need to seek out any Muslim groups and apply for admittance. Fight fire with fire.

6 posted on 09/26/2011 8:11:42 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: driftdiver

Much more info at this site:

http://www.religionlink.com/tip_050509.php

RELEVANT LEGAL PRECEDENTS

Attorneys on both sides cite four Supreme Court decisions as relevant:

• Widmar v. Vincent. Read the case at Findlaw. On Dec. 8, 1981, the court ruled 8-1 that the University of Missouri at Kansas City could not refuse recognition to a Christian student group because of its religious orientation. Those beliefs, the court ruled, are protected free speech. The argument that the constitutional separation of church and state prevented public institutions from recognizing or supporting religious student groups was dissolved by the rulings in Widmar and in Rosenberger v. Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia.

• Rosenberger v. Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia. Read the case at Findlaw. In 1995, the high court ruled 5-4 that the school couldn’t deny student-fee funds to a Christian newspaper because of its religious content.

• Boy Scouts of America et al v. Dale. Read the First Amendment Center’s links to the case. In 2000, the court ruled 5-4 that a private organization may limit its leadership to those whose beliefs are consistent with the organization’s values and mission.

• Roberts v. United States Jaycees. See a 1984 Michigan Law Review article, posted by University of Missouri law professor Douglas Linder. The Roberts decision upheld a Minnesota court’s ruling requiring the service organization to admit women and addressed issues defining the right of association. This case tested membership organizations’ right of association.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 8:13:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Vanderbilt still use Affirmative Action policies?

Aren’t those discriminatory on the basis of race, sex, gender, etc?


8 posted on 09/26/2011 8:13:47 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

My G. Grandfather was a Vandy alum. I bet he’s turning in his grave.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 8:13:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: dangus

Vandy is not a public university and it’s more like 50,000/year now.

Nashville is eat up with under 30s and liberals...absolutely infested.

I feel like a virgin as a pagan funeral when I venture in to shop or business meetings.

Don’t know how I ever lived there for 11 years in Green Hills.

Sorry for FReepers that put up with being surrounded by the freaks.

It’s same as Austin...hills, universities, music, and state capital..a river..lakes...it’s really uncanny


10 posted on 09/26/2011 8:14:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (,FURP....that was easy)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“So a Christian club can’t require the leader of the group to be Christian.”

Um....how did a non-Christian get a leadership position in a Christian group anyway? If the group wants a non-Christian to be a leader, who should be able to stop them?


11 posted on 09/26/2011 8:19:57 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: driftdiver

Vanderbilt is not a government school.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 8:31:38 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: driftdiver

Vanderbilt is not a government school.


13 posted on 09/26/2011 8:31:54 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: wardaddy

No, I didn’t mean Vanderbilt was publicly owned, although I can see how you read it that way. My point was that the education you get at Vanderbilt is typical of that you get from public education: relentlessly politically correct, purged of wisdom, lecture-hall classes, ...


14 posted on 09/26/2011 8:32:18 AM PDT by dangus
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To: AppyPappy

From what I heard on the news, one club had a speaker they assumed was a Christian and he was to lead Bible study. Apparently when he began to lead, it becoming obvious he was not teaching what the Bible said. From what I’ve read, seems the homosexuals are the ones with a problem with the clubs. Go figure.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 8:36:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Mr. Lucky

OH I C, we give up selected rights when we go to a non-govt school

or not


16 posted on 09/26/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: wardaddy

Hey, at least you got to live in Green Hills...


17 posted on 09/26/2011 9:01:39 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: ilovesarah2012

At least it is legal to discriminate when hiring, what university your degree is from.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 9:02:04 AM PDT by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Not surprising since Vanderbilt has always been the liberal hell hole of the SEC.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 10:25:01 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: ilovesarah2012

They very core idea of being a member of a group, any group, IS to espouse certain ideas, positions or BELIEFS, as opposed to other ideas, positions or BELIEFS.

They very core idea of being a member of a group, any group, IS, in a positive and pro-active way, existentially an act of discrimination - that is an act of choice and discernment - a choice FOR a set of ideas, positions and beliefs as well as a choice NOT FOR some other ideas, positions or beliefs.

The Vanderbilt policy is a policy that, yes, bans “discrimination”; that is it bans anything outside of one set of ideas, positions and beliefs uniform to the prejudices of the Vanderbilt policy.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 10:28:05 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: driftdiver

A student who chooses to attend a private school is bound by the policies of that school, however misguided they may be.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 10:44:27 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
A student who chooses to attend a private school is bound by the policies of that school, however misguided they may be.

And those students have the same rights that the Left does, to speak out against policies they find offensive, in order to persuade the school to change them.

22 posted on 09/26/2011 11:07:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Exactly; but, the Vanderbilt policy should be changed because it’s stupid, not because private institutions should be made to conform to the same rules as public institutions.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 11:14:28 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

Vanderbilt takes large amounts of our tax dollars in the form of grants. Like it or not that comes with strings.

The govt uses those strings to push the homosexual agenda. funny how they wont use them to protect Christians.


24 posted on 09/26/2011 11:33:03 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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