Christian group asking court for permanent right to be Christian

Monday, August 19, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with Bible 2A faith-based student group is awaiting a federal court ruling that will determine if it has the legal right to decide who leads its Michigan chapter.  

InterVarsity sued Wayne State University last year after the school revoked its status as a recognized student group in 2017, citing the “discriminatory” policy that InterVarsity chooses its student leaders who adhere to biblical beliefs.

Becket sued on behalf of InterVarsity in March of last year, pointing out that other groups enjoy the same right, and the university backtracked, but the lawsuit is asking the Eastern District court to make the allowance permanent.

Wayne State, located in Detroit, educates approximately 27,000 students.

InterVarsity, an inter-denominational ministry founded during World War II, has hundreds of chapters that minister to international students, minorities, college faculty, nursing students, athletes, artists, and many more. 

InterVarsity has maintained a presence at Wayne State for approximately seven decades according to Beckett. 

Brittany Jones of Family Policy Alliance says it appears Wayne State backtracked “under duress” but the university is still denying InterVarsity the right for Christian students to “live out” their faith.

It’s obvious, she adds, that Muslim student groups and Jewish student groups have not been targeted, which means only the Christians have been accused of discrimination.

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