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    College dismiss Christian group

    Is this a sign of things to come ?
    I certainly hope so.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/us...html?src=rechp
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    Your link isn't working for me...can you give us some more details about what's going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Your link isn't working for me...can you give us some more details about what's going on?
    Here are the first few paragraphs. The last paragraph is key:

    BRUNSWICK, Me. — For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms.

    After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers.

    In a collision between religious freedom and antidiscrimination policies, the student group, and its advisers, have refused to agree to the college’s demand that any student, regardless of his or her religious beliefs, should be able to run for election as a leader of any group, including the Christian association.
    The bottom line is that a 2010 Supreme Court decision ruled that public schools are allowed to disband any student organization that practices discriminatory policies.

    I have to agree with this... Gay people (for example) pay taxes that fund public schools. If those public funds are being used to facilitate student groups with anti-gay discriminatory policies, you have an unacceptable conflict.
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    They tried to use that on our Tea Party group when they said we couldn't hold meetings on campus but it didn't last long.

    If this story is true I find its certainly discriminatory and wrong but to be honest, I don't think its a widespread problem.....we have many religious groups on my campus that are open and active.....nobody bothers them.

    The last time school was in session I watched a volleyball match between the Islam group and a bunch of the homosexual people.

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    The link seems to work but I admit the page will not let me copy and paste. New york times is very protective of content.

    For 40 years the Evangelicals at Bowdoin College have met periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and worship.
    After this summer the group will no longer be able to meet on school property.
    At issue is the school policy of allowing any member of the school body regardless of religion to be considered for president of any group.

    The Bodoin Christian group refuses this requirement, so already the volunteers who conduct these classes at the school, access has been revoked.

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    LOL! I love that story. Apparently those Christians want to be the only side discriminating. It doesn't feel good when they are forced NOT to discriminate. This is perfect irony. Maybe the groups will think about sobbing over what they call religious discrimination and how funny that is in terms of they are choosing to not follow the rules because they wish to continue discriminating.

    Hahaha Some religious groups get stranger by the day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    They tried to use that on our Tea Party group when they said we couldn't hold meetings on campus but it didn't last long.

    If this story is true I find its certainly discriminatory and wrong but to be honest, I don't think its a widespread problem.....we have many religious groups on my campus that are open and active.....nobody bothers them.

    The last time school was in session I watched a volleyball match between the Islam group and a bunch of the homosexual people.
    The issue would be Christian groups who refuse to abide by the rule of not discriminating. Groups who abide by that rule have no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    The issue would be Christian groups who refuse to abide by the rule of not discriminating. Groups who abide by that rule have no problem.
    Oh.

    Well in that case then I would have to say its the Christian group which is wrong. I can understand their view but that shit doesn't really work at a college campus anymore.
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    This is not isolated now, Cal state among others have been implementing these policies.
    Though, for a list of states that wont implement them- see my thread about the most religious states.

    So this means any university that is serious about education will implement this policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    The issue would be Christian groups who refuse to abide by the rule of not discriminating. Groups who abide by that rule have no problem.
    The Secular Society at my University has their flyers defaced and their meetings crashed often by the Baptists in the area, even the ones not in the school.

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