Worthy Christian News » Christian » College Ministry Kicked off Campus
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.