Christian group forced to change rule requiring religious leaders

Monday, March 23, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

A Christian student group at a California university has sent a letter to school officials demanding to be let back on campus after being kicked off because of the group’s Christian principles.

Members of Chi Alpha were kicked off the California State University-Stanislaus campus for requiring those in leadership to share the group's mission and Christian beliefs. Becket Fund for Religious Liberty attorney Adele Keim says Cal State accused the group of "religious discrimination.”

Keim

“Fraternities can limit their membership and their leadership to men, sororities can limit their membership and leadership to women, the International Youth can require their leaders to be socialist, and the Feminist Majority Alliance can require their leaders to be feminist,” she notes.

“But when it comes to religious student groups, saying that your leaders have to share your faith is a no go.”

She says Chi Alpha has submitted a new group constitution, which meets the university standards. But they have done so under protest. 

“They have told the university that they believe that this policy violates their right, not only under the United States Constitution but also under the California constitution,” she says. “Telling a religious group that it can’t choose religious leaders is not only absurd, it’s unconstitutional.”

Regardless of leadership requirements, Keim says the chapter is open to anyone who cares to participate.

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