Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wayne State University Religious Discrimination Settlement

At Indiana's Wayne State University, a pro-life student group was denied access to student fees and facilities, even those such access is available to any group on campus. But the administration did not think a religious group should get the same consideration.

Some officials might feel that the so-called "separation of church and state" would dictate such limitations. That is not correct. It is not called for by our Constitution or by court edict. Fighting such restrictions can be expensive, and is outside the resources of student groups. In this case the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom stepped in. The student group and school have reached a settlement, which allows them access and reimburses them for fees previously withheld.

Read more here:

Pro-life student group reaches settlement with Wayne St. Univ. over funds, access

According to the ADF website:

The ADF Center for Academic Freedom defends religious freedom at America’s public universities. ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.

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