College Ministry Kicked off Campus – for Requiring Leaders to Be Christian

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Via Garrett Haley over at ChristianNewsnet:

Chi Alpha LogoTURLOCK, Calif. – A Christian campus organization has lost recognition from its university and been accused of “religious discrimination” for not allowing non-Christians to hold leadership positions in the group.

Chi Alpha is a national student ministry organization with a presence in over 300 college campuses across the United States. According to the group’s website, Chi Alpha exists to “reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship and mission to transform the university, the marketplace and the world.”

On September 11, 2014, Chi Alpha’s chapter at California State University-Stanislaus was informed by the university that the group would no longer be recognized as a campus organization. The school accused the organization of religious discrimination and abruptly severed ties with the Christian group.

In a letter mailed last week to Cal State Stanislaus, Chi Alpha’s National Director, E. Scott Martin, explained that the Christian group was effectively “exiled from campus.”

“Within twenty-four hours, university personnel locked Chi Alpha students out of their reserved meeting space and forced them to hold their meetings off campus—in effect our Chi Alpha chapter was exiled from campus,” Martin wrote. “The harm from these incidents is ongoing, as it continues to affect Chi Alpha’s student members to this day.”

Chi Alpha was allegedly kicked off the Cal State Stanislaus campus because, although any student can become a member of the group, its leaders must affirm the organization’s Christian beliefs. University officials claim that this requirement violates the school’s non-discrimination policy.

“No campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization that discriminates on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability,” states the university’s official policy.

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4 Responses to College Ministry Kicked off Campus – for Requiring Leaders to Be Christian

  1. Margaret Curry March 23, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    Please read Deuteronomy 29: 29.

  2. mywordlikefire March 23, 2015 at 10:10 am #

    This has been a free country where we have been free to disagree, and free to express our convictions–but now Christians are increasingly being portrayed as evil, intolerant, etc. It is going to get much worse.

    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

  3. mywordlikefire March 23, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Evil is seen as good and good as evil. This will get worse. Isaiah 5:20

  4. Evangelina Vigilantee March 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    Then they have to allow Christians to be leaders of atheist clubs. Not that we would want that, but it would pose an interesting scenario. Yes, it's only going to get worse. This is just the beginning. I have been warning about this for a while. Brace yourselves to endure and remain true to the Lord no matter what. That will be required of us in the days ahead. They attack using bureaucracy, the LGBT agenda, the 'extremist' and 'bigot' agenda pointed not against muslims, but against US, and it gets worse. The leaders are calling us bigots for not acquiessing the LGBT agenda-google it. Remember the words of the Lord; "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 10; 38-39

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