University of Michigan Promotes Religious Discrimination in the Name of Tolerance

It appears that the University of Michigan has forced a Christian group off campus because the group insists its officers be Christian. You can read about it here.

Thus the University of Michigan joins a list of other universities that actively promote religious discrimination, such as Vanderbilt and Texas A&M. You can find out more about these here.  For the record, not all universities hold to such nonsense, but allow religious groups to pick leaders who hold to their views.

Such moves are political correctness gone to seed. When we promote inclusion to the point of restricting the beliefs of religious organizations, we have gone too far, down the hole with Alice and the Wabbit. I suspect there has been no move to restrict the values and beliefs of leaders from animal rights groups, the Democratic club, or any other group that promotes a cause.

 

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9 Responses to University of Michigan Promotes Religious Discrimination in the Name of Tolerance

  1. Nate says:

    Believe it or not, I actually agree with you on this one. :)

  2. Arkenaten says:

    :When we promote inclusion to the point of restricting the beliefs of religious organizations, we have gone too far, down the hole with Alice and the Wabbit. ”

    Then should we allow radical Muslim groups the same ‘religious freedom?”

    • humblesmith says:

      Of course. There’s no reason to tell a Muslim group what their leaders should be required to believe. Such a position would be thought police, a la George Orwell.

      Now if someone were to go around in public saying things that break the law, that’s a different issue entirely. But to put requirements on a groups’s belief system for their leaders has crossed the line. A favorite hobby-horse of current atheists is the Inquision, where laws restricted what people could believe. I fail to distinguish the difference here.

      • Arkenaten says:

        Not what they believe, for who knows what is in a persons mind? But what they espouse.
        Much of Islam is considered unacceptable to Westerners.In the UK some Muslim leaders want to introduce Shari Law. Is this right?
        It was estimated (though I cannot recall the source, sorry) that within a generation or two there will be enough Muslims in Canada to elect a Muslim President.
        No. Keep religion out of all educational institutions.

        Drawing parallels with the Inquisition is a perfect example of the insidious dangers of believing there is any true freedom within religion.

        The sooner it fades away the better for all.

        The University make policy, not the students. If it’s in their charter then tough. Good for them.

  3. Arkenaten says:

    From the article;
    “In order for students to be InterVarsity leaders they must sign a statement of faith. But the university said that requirement violated their non-discrimination policy.”

    Yep. It does. Seminaries demand the likes of Prof Bill Craig sign a statement of faith, and those who enter such establishments realise what they are in for.
    This is not a seminary. If these students want to Praise their Lord and demand dogmatic adherence to the tenets of Christianity, then go join a seminary.

  4. Nate says:

    I don’t know. If I were part of a Star Wars fan club, I’d want the officers to at least be fans of Star Wars.

    Of course, the statement is probably unnecessary anyway. I can’t imagine why a non-religious person would even want to join InterVarsity in the first place. And even if they did, I imagine the members get to vote on their officers, so that will probably keep non-believers out of the leadership positions anyway.

    I did some reading on the Secular Student Alliance, and I don’t see that being a non-believer is a requirement for their officers.

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