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College Shuts Down Student Bible Study

Peter906 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:41 PM
From the post, sounds to me like there is a rule against student groups meeting in common areas like common rooms. If that is the case, sounds sensible to me -- it catches frats, Bible study groups, & it would catch a drama organization, etc.

Officials at a Florida college ordered a group of students to shut down a Bible study they were holding in the privacy of a dorm room – because it violated the rules.

The incident occurred at Rollins College in the midst of a campus battle over whether religious groups that require their leaders to follow specific religious beliefs are violating the school’s non-discrimination policies.

Four students affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship were holding an informal Bible study in the common area of a dorm suite. Midway through the study, a resident hall assistant entered the room and asked the student leading...