Vanderbilt University is in Nashville, Tennessee and not the NorthEast part of the USA nor in California. I believe this is just an interesting take at what is at stake in Western cultures and the society found in the United States.
Statement from Vanderbilt University
Posted on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 — 4:37 PM
As a higher education institution, Vanderbilt encourages and supports diversity of thought and opinion among our students, faculty and staff – this is one of the cornerstones of an academic environment. We also recognize that student organizations help enrich the out-of-classroom experience for our campus community and want to be certain that all of our students have an opportunity to participate in the student organizations that interest them. We are committed to making our campus a welcoming environment for all of our students.
Last academic year, an undergraduate made an allegation of discrimination against a student organization. As a result of that allegation, we sought to ensure that the more than 300 student organizations were aware of their need to comply with the university’s longstanding nondiscrimination policy. A dozen or so, including five religious organizations, are not yet in compliance. We made the decision to give the organizations not yet in compliance provisional status, allowing us to continue to work with them to achieve compliance while allowing them to continue to have the same full access to the Vanderbilt campus as they have had in the past.
Media Contact: Beth Fortune (615) 322-NEWS
With great comments following:
Let me get this straight. Your little rule here could lead to a gay student club being lead by a heterosexual antagonistic to gay rights? Might create a slight sunami of outrage. Or maybe your N.O.W. club will have a President who is pro-life. Could cause a slight furor. Or maybe one of your little peacenik groups could be governed by a four start general. Now that would start a war! But if a group of Christians expects even for a second that they could establish standards of Christian conduct for those serving in their governing body, well that’s a complete outrage! Who do these homophobic, racist, facist, war mongers think they are?!? Ridiculous.
Discrimination against Christians seems to be the only form of acceptable persecution. If you don’t stand for something you stand for nothing!
Simply amazing… I would hope that Vanderbilt graduates are smarter and wiser than their university leadership. If this is any indication of Vanderbilt’sleadership going into the future, then I would say their future is on
borrowed time.Seriously, I would never send my children to Vanderbilt and I certainly would think twice before hiring their graduates – maybe thank sipped the Kool-Aid as well.
It’s a little difficult for me to believe that you have no postings on this story. This wouldn’t be good old fashioned censorship would it? Sure smells like hypocrisy to me.
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