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    University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus[W: 196]

    The University of Michigan is accused of kicking an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter off campus because the group requires its leaders to be Christians – an apparent violation of the university’s non-discrimination policy.
    University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

    You know, on the one hand, I really resent the implication that being forced to follow the same rules as secular clubs is somehow "hostile" to Christianity... but on the other hand, how perfectly ****ing daft is it to say that a Christian campus club cannot require that it's leaders-- not even its general membership, its leaders to be Christian? That's like telling the German club that it can't require that its members speak German-- or, at least, be interested in speaking German.
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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

    You know, on the one hand, I really resent the implication that being forced to follow the same rules as secular clubs is somehow "hostile" to Christianity... but on the other hand, how perfectly ****ing daft is it to say that a Christian campus club cannot require that it's leaders-- not even its general membership, its leaders to be Christian? That's like telling the German club that it can't require that its members speak German-- or, at least, be interested in speaking German.
    Gotta agree with you there.

    But yah know I never really understood the need for any of these club things.

    Why not just make friends who are similar to you and hang out...

    What's all the need for these official campus clubs anyway?

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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Gotta agree with you there.

    But yah know I never really understood the need for any of these club things.

    Why not just make friends who are similar to you and hang out...

    What's all the need for these official campus clubs anyway?
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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Gotta agree with you there.

    But yah know I never really understood the need for any of these club things.

    Why not just make friends who are similar to you and hang out...

    What's all the need for these official campus clubs anyway?

    I was never into all that stuff in college anyway... but from what I hear, just like frats and sororities, a lot of network-building goes on for future career contacts.

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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    They should all join the GLBT club and overthrow their leadership.

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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Maybe a better metaphor would be the German club saying their leaders had to be German.

    I can understand you point but I think the principal the University is applying is that campus organisations are meant to be unifying, not divisive. They're about bringing students together, not separating them. Obviously Christians should be entirely entitled to have Christian-only clubs and events (as should anyone else) but the University can choose not to support such clubs.

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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    They should all join the GLBT club and overthrow their leadership.




    That would go over like a lead Zeppelin*, no doubt... the screams of outrage would rise to the clouds I'm sure.

    "But, but, but.... they're not even GLBT!!!"



    (* and when I say lead zeppelin, I don't mean the good kind, like this Led Zeppelin...)

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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post



    That would go over like a lead Zeppelin*, no doubt... the screams of outrage would rise to the clouds I'm sure.

    "But, but, but.... they're not even GLBT!!!"



    (* and when I say lead zeppelin, I don't mean the good kind, like this Led Zeppelin...)

    I was president of the Lesbian and Gay Society at my uni. We weren't allowed to stipulate that post-holders were gay or lesbian, but there were elections for every post. How many votes do you think the straight candidates would have gotten? Funnily enough, none stood.
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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I was president of the Lesbian and Gay Society at my uni. We weren't allowed to stipulate that post-holders were gay or lesbian, but there were elections for every post. How many votes do you think the straight candidates would have gotten? Funnily enough, none stood.

    Meh, I'm just teasing because it was a funny idea.

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    Re: University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club off Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post



    That would go over like a lead Zeppelin*, no doubt... the screams of outrage would rise to the clouds I'm sure.

    "But, but, but.... they're not even GLBT!!!"



    (* and when I say lead zeppelin, I don't mean the good kind, like this Led Zeppelin...)

    IME, GLBT clubs welcome straight members
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