Political Grapevine: Bible Study Ban

November 14, 2005


Bible Study Ban

Republican candidate for Governor Mark Green is demanding that the University of Wisconsin rescind what he calls its “unconstitutional” policy banning student resident assistants from leading bible studies in their own dorm rooms. RA’s who led Bible groups on their own time were threatened with disciplinary action by the university’s associate housing director, who told them students might not feel comfortable approaching RA’s who teach bible studies.

But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education accused the school of hypocrisy, noting the housing office praised an RA who put on three productions of the controversial feminist play “The Vagina Monologues” as official dorm activities.


[This story was also featured on The Special Report with Brit Hume on November 11, 2005, at 6:31 p.m. (ET).]

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