If you value religious freedom, as American should, I encourage you to follow the work of the folks at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). They are watchdogging universities and college with policies that marginalize and/or silence and/or discriminate against religious students. Here’s yet another example.
On Monday, Snow College, a small, public two-year college in Ephraim, Utah, became the latest institution to be hit with a federal lawsuit for allegedly denying recognition to a student group because of its religious identity.
According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the Solid Rock Christian Club (SRCC), which had received recognition from Snow College in the past, was told that “due to an internal audit, funding will not be allowed for religious organizations.” Snow College’s Handbook for Clubs and Affiliated Organizations (PDF) states that “[m]embership eligibility [in student clubs] is without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, socio- economic status, political affiliation, or disability.” It further states that “[t]he club must not be affiliated with any commercial or for-profit organization or religious institution.”
The president of the college calls it a misunderstanding. We’ll see.