The idea that a non-Christian would join a Christian club, suffer attending all their meetings, and encourage sufficient friends to join in order to win election to the leadership is ludicrous and more than a little paranoid. Even then, why would they want to do that? It's no more than yet another "Christians under attack" dogwhistle.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
Read the words that I'm writing.
Clubs, in a GENERAL sense, CAN do whatever they like.
Clubs, that want OFFICIAL SCHOOL RECOGNITION, have to adhere to school policies.
If the interfaith group wanted to be the former, there would be zero issues. They could be the former, a general club, RIGHT NOW if they want.
However they wanted to be an OFFICIAL SCHOOL RECOGNIZED club. Which means they have to adhere to the same policies every other group on campus adhered to.
There would have to be discrimination for them to be able to sue in any worth while method. There is none. You've demonstrated none. You've bitched, whined, and ranted about a fabricated scenario with no proof and with no bearing on the current story and that's been your basis for crying discrimination. It's not htere.They should have every right to have their club. This club should sue for discrimination.
They wanted to be an OFFICIAL campus club.
They wanted to have in writing that to be a leader in that club you had to be a specific religion.
That is against the schools policies for OFFICIALLY recognized clubs.
Thus far, there has been zero evidence provided suggesting any other club has such a written requirement.
The School went to them an gave them an easy out, telling them they could remain an OFFICIAL club if they just removed the requirement (they could still just basically never vote into leadership a non-christian if they wanted)
The club refused to change it, and thus was removed...appropriately.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
So yeah there are prerequisites like buying a house, but it's not like anyone can just walk into the clubhouse and ask for a beer.
however, while on a publicly funded campus, using publicly funded facilities, the club's charter cannot compel bias as a condition of membership. it has to welcome all prospects regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or religion
and as has been mentioned. all the club needed to do to remain in good standing was to modify its charter to allow non-Christians to hold leadership positions - as if any would garner the votes to do so. the Christian club did this to itself. probably consists of a bunch of fundies
Why do Christians think they should be exempt from whatever rules they dislike?
If they don't like the university's requirements to be an officially-recognized club, they should just not bother with that university recognition part and go do their own thing. You know, that whole individual responsibility thing instead of depending on big scary government to promote their group for them. Right?
If my religion requires goat sacrifice, I shouldn't expect that the university would let me do it on campus with official recognition just because it's my religion.
Or they could do what Zyphlin said. Remove the requirement and just vote for Christian leaders. It's not like an atheist was ever going to take that spot.
One of you will end up here next!