“Please change the following statement in your constitution,” a university official wrote to the group.
The original statement read: “Criteria for officer selection will include level and quality of past involvement, personal commitment to Jesus Christ, commitment to the organization, and demonstrated leadership ability.”
The university directed the group to change the statement to read: “Criteria for officer selection will include level and quality of past involvement, commitment to the organization, and demonstrated leadership ability.”
Ironically, Vanderbilt University was founded as a Methodist institution established for the purpose of practicing ? among other things ? theology.
University Provost Richard McCarty told The Tennessean that their policy “is about rejecting discrimination and not about restricting religious freedom.”
But isn’t that exactly what they’ve done to the small Christian group by telling them they can’t have leaders who have a commitment to Jesus Christ? Or for that matter, how is the university’s email not an intrusion into the freedom to practice religion?
Umm, where does that "tell them they can't have leaders who have a commitment to Jesus Christ". The level of comprehension and this issue's whole dramatics is what's getting absurd and disturbing to me. Just because it says don't have that in your constitution it DOES NOT MEAN you can't have leaders who "have a commitment to Jesus Christ", it just says don't have it so exclusive in your constitution.
But let's continue to throw out things like "intrusion", "radical" and "anti-religion" around.