College Ministry Kicked off Campus

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

SACRAMENTO (Worthy News)-- A Christian campus ministry has lost its official university recognition after being accused of alleged religious discrimination, according to Christian News.

Chi Alpha's chapter at California State University-Stanislaus will no longer be recognized as a campus organization because the chapter didn't allow non-Christians to hold leadership positions in its organization.

Although any student can become a member of its ministry, Chi Alpha was "exiled" from the Cal State campus because its leaders must also affirm the chapter's Christian beliefs. University officials claimed that affirmation violated the school's non-discrimination policy, but Chi Alpha leaders said that the organization's criteria for leadership was simply common sense.

"How can someone lead us if they don't share our mission?" wrote Bianca Travis, president of the Chi Alpha chapter at Cal State Stanislaus. "It's impossible to genuinely lead a worship service or Bible study unless you believe what you're teaching."

Other Christian organizations have faced similar opposition from campus officials in other schools, e.g., last year, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship was also accused of discrimination for requiring its leaders to be Christian.

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1 thought on “College Ministry Kicked off Campus”

  1. Everyone and their dog have their areas of interest protected.
    Yet it make no difference if the person is Christian or Jew those same laws are un applicable to them.
    At the same time those same 'rules' use against this group at Cal State is NOT use to the Atheist
    Society or any of the Muslim Brotherhood groups at their campuses.
    It shows the dishonesty of their "education" activities.

    Dr. Garagorry, rabbi of Aliyah Congregation

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