Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Supreme Court Refuses SDSU Christian Groups' Appeal

The groups were denied funding because they had discriminatory policies (you have to be Christian to be in the groups), and the Supreme Court has denied their appeal.

Don't you like how these groups squeal when they can't get taxpayer money to run their exclusive groups? (These days, cries of "My rights are being trampled!" seem to frequently translate to "My right to trample the rights of others is being trampled!") I wonder how often the Alliance Defense Fund (which reprsented the groups) represents Muslim campus groups in the same situation - if, after all, their agenda is religious freedom in general, rather than advancing the interests of Christians specifically. Note also the outright lying about the decision by the Alliance Defense Fund attorney David Cortman: "The university did not tell the Democratic club it must be led by a Republican, or the vegetarian club it must be led by a meat-eater, but it did tell Christian groups that they must allow themselves to be led by atheists." I don't know about SDSU, but at Rational Thought@UCSD, there are religious people who post on the various forums and who come to the meetings. Why the religious groups should be special is still unclear.

If Cortman were right, then SDSU Secular Student Alliance, you're now going to have your hands full running all these Christian groups!

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