Skip to comments.ACLJ Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Student Denied College Admission Because of His Faith
Posted on 04/23/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT by lowbridge
Late yesterday afternoon, ACLJ filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brandon Jenkins against officials of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland for denying Brandon admission to its Radiation Therapy Program in part due to his expression of religious beliefs. As one faculty member explained to Brandon, on behalf of CCBC, the field [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion."
Brandon first applied for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program in April 2013. He met the standards of a competitive candidate and scored the maximum points allowed during his observation. During the interview process, college officials asked Brandon, What is the most important thing to you. Brandon answered simply, My God.
Brandon was denied entry into the program. After Brandon inquired why he was denied, the Program Director, Adrienne Dougherty, told him:
I understand that religion is a major part of your life and that was evident in your recommendation letters, however, this field is not the place for religion. We have many patients who come to us for treatment from many different religions and some who believe in nothing at all. If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process.
Brandon made several attempts to address with Defendants the discriminatory reasoning upon which they denied his admission to the program. In response to a letter from the ACLJ outlining CCBCs retaliation, CCBC defended Director Doughertys comments to Mr. Jenkins suggesting that such comments were merely intended to advise Brandon that "he not wear them [his religious beliefs] on his sleeve," and [s]tated bluntly, that is not bad advice.
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“During the interview process, college officials asked Brandon, What is the most important thing to you. Brandon answered simply, My God.
He should have replied, “my allah”. Then there would have been no trouble.
Maybe he should have said “My Dog”.
Technical competence? not important.
Demands the taking of informed consent? Who cares.
Hippocratic oath? not relevant.
Willing to let non-Moslems die by cancer?
YES. DING. DING. DING.
The young fellow did the right thing IMO. It’s time WE ALL stand up, and fight Leftist idiocy.
As I’ve said before - Conservatives generally do not have the disposition for “activism.” They tend be quiet, focused on their jobs, families and local communities.
But cases like these, even if few are far between, carry great power in terms of matching the left’s social-activism agenda. They must be encouraged.
Adding one more state I will never move to. Looks like I will have to ask Obozo where the other 7 are since I am rapidly running out of options.
He should have said his boyfriend.
He should have said Obama, or sodomy.
These fascist pigs need to be sued for everything they have.
I thought the First Amendment required discrimination against Religious people.
I have to look more closely. The ACLJ is not the same thing as the ACLU, which is what I thought I was seeing. It’s the Amercian Center for Law and Justice, a conservative christian law firm.
Asking a candidate for admission: "What is the most important thing to you?" and disqualifying him for honestly answering the question is clearly an unconstitutional religious test.
Ya mean....like a burqua? What would have been their response to a female student wearing a burqua?
He could have said abortion or obamacare were most important to him and he would have been admitted on the spot. These lunatic leftists don’t even try to hide their anti Christian hate and bigotry any more.
Do you really think that there are more than 5 judges out there that would rule against the school?
Are we sure we’re getting the whole story? When things don’t add up, there’s usually a piece missing.
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