Thursday, August 16, 2012
SUNY Buffalo Student Judiciary: Group Requiring Leaders to Agree with Its Beliefs "Is Common Sense, Not Discrimination"
InterVarsity’s chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) is once again functioning as a recognized student organization following a July 28th decision by UB’s Student Wide Judiciary (SWJ). The chapter was de-recognized by the Student Association Senate on April 15, 2012. The de-recognition followed the resignation of the chapter treasurer, who stepped down from his leadership position after revealing that he did not agree with InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Basis.
SWJ ruled that UB’s Student Association Senate improperly failed to distinguish between leadership requirements and membership requirements. InterVarsity chapter activities are open to all students. The 16-page ruling said that “it is common sense, not discrimination, for a religious group to want its leaders to agree with its core beliefs.”
HT: Christianity Today; reader Clark Huston for the full-opinion link