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College Shuts Down Student Bible Study

pol_junkie Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 7:15 PM
What exactly constitutes a meeting? Four students having a Bible study? What if it was four students studying for their Physics class or four students getting together to watch a football game? It strikes me the "no meeting" rule is intended to prevent reasonable use of the common area by other students. I find it hard to believe this applies.

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...