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Can a Muslim Lead the Christian Campus Club?

Takethetimetothink Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 11:09 AM
Though I do believe if the group in question was Muslim, the Supreme Court would have ruled in their favor 9-0.
Joe1947 Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 2:02 AM
You undercut your own argument when you say Takethetime is "probably right." If - as I, like Time, think, the Court would rule differently in the case of a mohammedan group (or a homosexual group, or a black group) then the Court is simply being cowardly and hypocritical...much like Emperor Palpatine and his current regime.
Takethetimetothink Wrote: Apr 07, 2012 8:26 PM
If it is a private institution, they have no claim for a violation of the federal constitution - which only restricts government action. Private institutions can discriminate. State funds.
charlesthehammer Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 4:30 PM
No state money involved here, Vanderbilt is a private institution.
Takethetimetothink Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 1:30 PM
Spot on. But I think many people miss the irony of a group arguing that the state should stay out of their religious business while they petition to have the state fund their religious business.
LecturerRich Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 12:59 PM
You are probably right but if you take the state's money you have to toe the state's line. So the Christian group basically should not take the money. It is similar to us Home Schoolers. We don't take the state's money and they don't have the opening to rule us.

If we follow the logic of the Supreme Court, a Muslim could lead the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship club on your local campus. As absurd as this sounds, it is the very real, potential outcome of some recent Court rulings, and it is in keeping with the decisions made independently by a number of colleges and universities.

In June, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the “University of California’s Hastings College of the Law acted reasonably, and in a viewpoint-neutral manner, in refusing to officially recognize and give funds to a campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society because...