Skip to comments.Christian group kicked off campus for requiring its leaders to be Christian
Posted on 08/10/2018 3:59:53 PM PDT by markomalley
Another student-led group is suing a university because the school kicked the group off campus for requiring student leaders to agree with their faith tenets. The University of Iowa told InterVarsity Christian Fellowship they werent allowed to hold their meetings on campus because they require their members to hold to specific faith standards and kicked them out in response, InterVarsity sued.
The University of Iowa did the same thing last year with Business Leaders in Christ, or BLinC. This kind of blatant discrimination one that infringes on religious freedom via the pretense of protecting other kids feelings is happening regularly among secular universities and it needs to stop.
College administrators need to realize that collegiate groups who form and require their members to meet specific standards is hardly discrimination. The University of Iowa appears to be so bent on political correctness they are punishing all kinds of organizations that do this, including the Sikh Awareness Club, the Chinese Student Christian Fellowship, the Imam Mahdi Organization, and the Latter-day Saint Student Association, and banned those groups too. Fraternities and sororities have similar specific standards (unrelated to faith of course), yet they are allowed to continue to meet per usual.
InterVarsity has been a part of campus life for more than two decades. All students are welcome, but just like the 500-plus other student groups on campus, it has a distinct mission and asks its leaders to embrace their specific faith tenets. Despite this history, in June, the university abruptly ordered the group to drop its religious leadership standards within two weeks. They said the leaders of the groups could not even be strongly encouraged to share its faith. In July, after InterVarsity explained why it couldnt ask its members to quiet their conscience, the university officially deregistered the group, along with several other groups with specific ideological faith requirements.
Kristina Schrock, student president of InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship, is disappointed at the universitys blatant attempt to squelch religious freedom in the name of feigned concern over discrimination to others. Were grateful to have been part of the University community for 25 years, and we think that the University has been a richer place for having Sikh, Muslim, Mormon, Catholic, Jewish, atheist, and Christian groups. Because we love our school, we hope it reconsiders and lets religious groups continue to authentically reflect their religious roots, she said in a statement provided by Becket, the legal organization representing InterVarsity.
Political correctness in society at large is taking root and propagating at the collegiate level, and this kind of religious discrimination is an example. Its not only unconstitutional, but its an attempt to bend to the whims of social justice warriors and it needs to stop.
Do the muslim groups permit their chef to fix non-halal meals?
Maybe the white kids should start an “African American” club, with white executives.
It’ll have white membership, and any black members who want to join.
I bet they wouldn’t demand that the Muslim Students Union let in Christians, Jews , Buddhists and atheists in or kick THEM off campus.
OR require the Black Student Union allow in whiteys and asians.
FIRE(Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). Thomas More Law Center.
You guys beat me to it.
Now that Universities across America have become nothing more than Communist indoctrination camps, there really is no excuse to continue any federal aid or support whatsoever.
.... I wonder if the “Student Body President has to be a Student or would that be discriminatory?
Oh my!! Kids acting like angry, power elite, spoiled kids who are used to having their way.. by parents who set them up for disappointments they can’t handle.
Non-student agitators on campuses in the 60s were a big thing.
They don’t want to be elected class president, they want to seize whole buildings by threat and brute force.
Why would anyone send their kid to a place like that? Deny them your money, and write your legislators and tell them you will not patronize them.
Then last, burn jerseys and other Iowa crap on youtube if you have it.
Do you mean the Christian kids, or the others?
Christianity is a strange thing to the world when done to the uttermost. The world can put up with a lot of ceremony. It can’t put up with the love mandates of Christianity which by nature have to disagree with evil and with faux loves.
What kind of sick person even wants to lead a religous group for a religion they don’t have faith in? What about groups that share views on secular matters? Should an modeen art appreciation club, for example, be forced to allow leaders who maintain all modern art is garbage?
So...the university leadership established a fixed moral requirement that student groups’ leadership position have no fixed moral requirement.
Appears overall there is more and more discrimination and repression bubbling to the surface
that targets groups ‘progressive’ entities disapprove of and want to crush.
Some sick sick persons. Spiritual trouble causers.
The campus muslims are laughing, and wringing their hands.
Many years ago I belonged to The Mothers Club. Guess it’s full of men now.
Was the Muslim club kicked off too?
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