Originally posted by vandystu: As I told NYDore in an off-site discussion, I am so relieved that RUF, the campus group with which I was most involved and to which I still donate money, has no stated membership requirements or leadership positions and therefore has never had any reason to even be tempted to join the Solidarity group.
OTOH, RUF works closely in conjunction with a PCA campus minister. To ordained in the PCA that minister not only couldn't be a practicing gay individual, but couldn't even be a woman! The idea that RUF members would suddenly elect a gay leader, without some sort of intentional influx of voting members, is just absurd.
So, i agree with Jake -- this is more about appearance than substance. Which just underscores my point: The admin is willing to fall on its sword for the appearance of principle for the campus ministries, but not for the Greeks. Apparently it's too sensitive to take on the Greeks, so instead they identified another class of groups they hoped would be their patsy.
It's no principle at all, just a way for VU to congratulate itself within higher ed circles. They deserve the flak, and i hope the philanthropy angle becomes so untenable that there are some major repercussions for those who hatched this scheme.
Mind you, i'm for educational equity and would have no problem with an across-the-board ban on university resources for discriminatory groups.