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Supreme Court Should Reject Religious Discrimination At Public Universities, Says Americans United
SOURCE: Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
December 7, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it will hear a dispute from California involving an evangelical Christian club at a public law school that wants recognition and funding as an official campus organization, even though it discriminates on religious grounds.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged the high court to use the case as a vehicle to make it clear that groups seeking public funding and official recognition on public college campuses must be open to all.

This case is about fundamental fairness, said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. If the student religious group wins, it will mean some students will be compelled to support clubs that wont even admit them as members. Thats just not right.

The dispute involves a branch of the Christian Legal Society at Hastings College of Law at the University of California in San Francisco. The group sought funding and official status from the school, even though it effectively bars gays and non-Christians from membership by requiring all officers and voting members to sign an evangelical Christian statement of faith.

Link: http://www.au.org/media/press-releases/archives/2009/12 ...
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Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.

http://www.au.org /
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