Religious University Bans College Democrat Club Because Of Its Pro-Gay Stance

The administration at Liberty University has banned the campus's college Democratic Party club because it "promotes the LGBT agenda" and opposes the school's Baptist mission. The college, which is located in Lynchburg, VA, is a private, Christian university that was founded in the 1970's by radical right leader Jerry Falwell.

Students at Liberty found out the news from an e-mail that Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Hine sent to them. Part of the e-mail said, “The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine (supports abortion, federal funding of abortion, advocates repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, promotes the 'LGBT' agenda, hate crimes, which include sexual orientation and gender identity, socialism, etc.)”

The club says that while the national party might support those things, they oppose abortion and support "traditional" marriage. The decision of the school is based on the national Democratic Party rather than their club. The club must now stop using campus facilities, using Liberty's name, and even ADVERTISING ON CAMPUS. The school's college Republicans are still allowed to be an organized group on campus. The Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tim Kaine, said that the adminstration's actions is an "attack on the liberty of its students." He urged the school to reevaluate their decision and allow the group to remain on campus.

Kaine said, "For Liberty University to deprive the College Democrats of the same opportunity as College Republicans to associate and be a recognized as a campus organization violates that fundamental principle of fairness and teaches the students the wrong message about civil life as they move from college into the broader world."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:44 PM

    I really don't understand why this isn't making bigger news. This is really outrageous.


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