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University of Iowa Attempts to Abolish Christian Student Groups

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Christian student groups are completely respected as long as they never practice Christianity.

The AP claims the conflict over Christian student groups “pits gay rights against religious freedom,” but that presupposes that homosexuals have the “right” to run Christian organizations and that Christians are not allowed to form groups. “Discrimination” against homosexual practice is eliminated by the fact that homosexuals have the right to form their own student groups.

This is totalitarianism and censorship masquerading as “rights.”

The Associated Press reports, “Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom.

The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay.

The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a 10-member group called Business Leaders in Christ. The group sued after the state’s flagship university in Iowa City revoked its campus registration in November.

The group says its membership is open to everyone, but that its leaders must affirm a statement of faith that rejects homosexuality. The university says it respects the right of students, faculty and staff to practice the religion of their choice but does not tolerate discrimination of any kind.

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The group’s loss of registration as an on-campus student organization means it can no longer reserve campus meeting space, participate in student recruitment fairs, access funds from student activity fees or use university-wide communication services.

Read the entire AP story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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