By Emily Geiger
I saw a fascinating article about an equally fascinating court case that was recently heard before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A group called the Christian Legal Society has sued for recognition on various college campuses around the country. They have to sue because they have a clause in their membership agreement that you have to be a professing Christian in order to be a voting member or a leader of the group. They specify that part of being a professing Christian is being sexually pure, which means abstaining from sexual relations outside of a traditional marriage relationship.
That means no practicing homosexuals allowed. Hence, the reason some schools are trying to shut them out and the need for lawsuits.
Just to clarify, if the objecting schools get their way, this Christian group would have to promise to allow non-Christians to hold leadership positions in the group and even let them lead Bible Studies and promote anti-Christian principles.
Non Christians could basically take over the entire groups and put it out of existence. You may not believe that could happen, but this particular school involved in this particular suit is in San Fransisco, so I’m thinking it’s a definite possibility.
So, I guess that means that Jews could take over a Muslim groups and make it anti-Muslim. Or, Muslims could take over a Jewish group and make it anti-Jewish. Why allow any of these groups for specific populations if you don’t let them actually require members to be a part of that group?
Does this make sense to anyone else?
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