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University Declares Christian Group Isn't 'Religious'

  • Religion Today
  • Updated Dec 20, 2012
University Declares Christian Group Isn't 'Religious'

March 3, 2012

The Alliance Defense Fund filed a lawsuit Feb. 29 against the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for actions it's taking against a Christian club on campus, WORLD News Service reports. The school said if the "Make Up Your Own Mind" club wanted campus recognition, it needed to allow students of all belief systems to hold leadership systems, but because it wasn't affiliated with a church it was not a "religious group" and therefore could not be exempted from the school's nondiscrimination policy. The club, however, has a Christian mission and currently requires all its members and leaders to agree with a statement of faith and uphold the value of human life. Several student groups at the school work with nonprofit organizations rather than churches but are not denied recognition.