Christian student group sues over Rutgers' discrimination policy
A Christian student group that prides itself on being inclusive when it comes to race has sued Rutgers University in New Jersey over the school's anti-discrimination policy.
InterVarsity Multiethnic Christian Fellowship was kicked off Rutgers' New Brunswick, N.J., campus in September and its roughly $1,200 in university funding was frozen after the organization deleted the university's anti-discrimination language from a section of its organizational constitution.
The university refuses to allow groups to meet on campus or receive university funding if they discriminate on any of several bases, including political or religious affiliation. The students have been holding their weekly meetings and Bible-study sessions off campus since September.
The student group has about 20 members. It said it needs to be able to make sure its student leaders have the same beliefs as the organization.