Faith tests okayed for campus Christian group at ASU
Brad M Pardee
bpardee at unlnotes.unl.edu
Wed Oct 19 15:22:33 PDT 2005
No exception is needed. Simply a statement applying to all groups saying
that groups are not required to accept members who do not subscribe to the
beliefs central to the mission of the group. That would not only protect
the ability of campus religious groups to be faithful to the tenets of
their faith, but it also protects non-religious groups, such as ensuring
that College Republicans (or Democrats) are, in fact, Republicans (or
Democrats). Basic freedom of association at the very least, not to
mention freedom of religion for the religious student organizations.
Steven Jamar wrote on 10/19/2005 04:44:14 PM:
> On Oct 19, 2005, at 2:00 PM, Brad M Pardee wrote:
> > Every campus has a percentage of its student body which would be
> > ineligible for membership in some organizations. Are the College
> > Republicans required to be allowed to join the College Democrats and
> > serve in leadership? Is a campus pro-life group required to accept
> > members who are actively involved in preserving the legal right to
> > an abortion? Is an organization of Jewish students required to
> > accept members who are Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc.? Of
> > course not. So why should the Christian organizations be the only
> > organizations that are forced to accept members who don't subscribe
> > to the group's beliefs?
> Not so. All organizations are limited on what grounds they can
> exclude members. Why do those who cry "treat us the same as other
> groups" now demand an exception?
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