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Supreme Court to rule on Christian clubs

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    U Cal, Hastings has rejected official recognition to a Christian club since it discriminates by religion for members. The 9th Circus has upheld U Cals decision.

    The ratifications are that a not recognized club may not meet on campus, nor receive student union funds.

    So should a Christian club be allowed to discriminate?

    Salty
     
  2. abcgrad94

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    It's not discrimination, it's just common sense. If you're not a Christian, you don't need to be in a "Christian" club.
     
  3. targus

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    Won't it make more sense for a Christian Club to welcome non-Christians?

    Aren't we supposed to be sharing the Gospel?
     
  4. annsni

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    If any group requires their leadership to meet certain criteria, then the Christian club should too. It's not discrimination any more than not allowing a guy to lead a girl's club or a liberal to lead a conservative club.
     
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    If the non-Christian does not meet the guidelines to become a member, how can anyone expect them to be in agreement with the other members and follow any other rules?
     
  6. annsni

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    I don't think the issue is membership but leadership.
     
  7. Magnetic Poles

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    Seems to me to be a funding issue. Why should a Jewish student have his funds support a Christian group? Or why should a Christian student be forced to have her funds support a Muslim student group?
     
  8. Salty

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    But the Christian student is requried to pay Student activities fee - from which clubs are supported.
     
  9. Magnetic Poles

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    Which is why clubs should be self supporting.
     
  10. Salty

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    Thats sounds like a good point, but I would like to hear a school side opinion.
     
  11. Mexdeaf

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    How about- let's not have any "clubs" but instead focus on education or whatever passes for that nowadays?
     
  12. matt wade

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    I should I have to fund NPR?
     
  13. Magnetic Poles

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    Yes you should, because I like "All Things Considered", and I want YOU to pay for it. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jerome

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    Several years ago, liberal law professors, calling the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" stance bigoted, also tried to use their schools' anti-discrimination policies to ban JAG recruiters from their campuses.
    At the Supreme Court, the professors were roundly defeated, failing to convince even a single justice.

    Rumsfeld v. FAIR
     
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    The Supreme Court I wished would keep their noses out of stuff like this and let the clubs decide for themselves.
     
  16. carpro

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    Yes.

    Most "clubs" are discriminatory in one way or another.
     
  17. billwald

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    If I should fund the Moslem Wars then you should fund NPR. You are getting off with maybe one tenth of a mil on the dollar compared with my funding the wars.
     
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