ADF represents Christian student group in lawsuit

Monday, November 26, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with Bible 2A university is being sued after it demanded a Christian student group allow non-believers in leadership.

Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Ratio Christi, a Christian apologetics club, that is active at the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado.

ADF attorney Travis Barham says the student group has attempted to be recognized by the university for three years, giving it access to funding and meeting space, but the school has repeatedly refused to negotiate. 

"And so as a result, having tried to work things out in a friendly fashion, they have no choice but to go to court," Barham tells OneNewsNow.

The university allows non-religious groups to select members who support their mission and purpose, and leaders are chosen from those students.

"This is true," says the attorney, "regardless of the ideology that the group espouses."

ADF is suing, he adds, over a "severe and egregious violation" of the First Amendment. 

The lawsuit, Ratio Christi at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs v. Sharkey, was filed in federal court in Denver. 

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