Religious club discriminates, state university system says
A Chico State University club faces losing recognition because the California State University system says it discriminates.
The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is an Evangelical Christian group with a club constitution that requires its leaders to sign a doctrinal statement of faith. According to an executive order from the university system in 2011, no university-recognized organization may discriminate based on, "race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability."
National representatives from the organizational base in Madison, Wisconsin, hope to meet with the university system's Chancellor Timothy White in the next few weeks to determine if an exemption can be made for religious organizations, said Greg Jao, the national field director for the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship....
It is a violation of the right of association,the right of like minded people to assemble and to exclude those who do not share its views and who would damage and disrupt the assembly....we are losing our real rights and imaginary and meaningless "rights" are replacing them.