Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Somebody tell Vanderbilt

"It is 'common sense, not discrimination' for a religious group to want its leaders to agree with its core beliefs" — uh, yes — someone tell Vanderbilt. From Christianity Today Liveblog:
...[T]he State University of New York at Buffalo has re-recognized InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) as an official student organization, just in time for the start of the 2012-13 school year.

After being de-recognized as a club amid a leadership scandal earlier this year, IVCF regained official status on July 27. SUNY Buffalo’s Student-Wide Judiciary ruled that it is "common sense, not discrimination” for a religious group to want its leaders to agree with its core beliefs.

According to the SUNY Student Association policy, an organization cannot exclude students from becoming members. IVCF requires its student officers to agree with the organization’s doctrinal and purpose statements, but has no restrictive membership clause. ....
Christianity Today Liveblog: InterVarsity Re-Instated As New York University Decides Leadership Policy Is "Common Sense, Not Discrimination"