We’re looking at colleges this year. I think we’ll strike Vanderbilt from our list–I can’t even imagine paying tuition for this kind of sloppy thinking that violates every bit of common sense (and, yes, I know Vanderbilt is a private university and can set policies like this):
The students were waiting for the doors to open for a community forum about the university’s nondiscrimination policy. That policy bans student religious groups from requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs.
University leaders say the policy ensures that campus organizations are open to all students. Opponents of the ban say it restricts their freedom of religion.
Four campus groups — the Christian Legal Society, Beta Upsilon Chi, Graduate Student Fellowship and Fellowship of Christian Athletes — all violate the policy. That means they could lose their standing as registered student organizations….
Provost Richard McCarty and David Williams, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics, stated that the university would not back down from its nondiscrimination policy.
That policy is simple, McCarty said.
Registered student organizations must allow all students to be members and to stand for election as leaders….
And more at The Blaze:
At the center of debate is the university’s nondiscrimination policy, which bans student-led faith groups, among others, from requiring leaders to hold specific beliefs.
The policy, which in many ways contradicts theological requirements, has created angst among members of both the student body and the university’s faculty. These opponents see the ban as a crackdown on their freedom of religion and speech. School leaders, though, maintain that the policy is necessary to ensure that all students feel welcome at campus clubs and events….