Cal State San Bernardino rejected the club’s charter application because it would admit people based on religious affiliation and sexual orientation, said Christine Hansen, director of student leadership and development in the office of Student Affairs.“We are not permitted to charter them under Title V,” Hansen said, referring to the section of the California Code of Regulations that deals with education.She said the university will continue to keep resources from the club unless the group agrees to include non-Christians and people engaged in extramarital sex.
One other note: the AP piece mentioned above lumps FIRE in with “[s]everal Christian organizations” that “began campaigning on Monday to force the university to approve [the Christian Student Association].” Not to be a broken record, but FIRE is not a Christian organization, nor is it sectarian or partisan. To the extent we have an ideology, it is only the following: more freedom is better than less. Our staff, directors, advisors, and clients come from across the religious, ideological, and political spectrums. And if you don’t believe that, try and find a Christian organization that would have run to the ramparts, as we did just recently, to protect a student’s right to perform a play satirizing The Passion of the Christ.
Schools: Washington State University William Paterson University California State University – San Bernardino Cases: California State University at San Bernardino: Refusal to Recognize Christian Group