Trumping Moses and Matthew

November 7, 2005

By Suzanne Fields at Townhall.com

What do the Bible and the "The Vagina Monologues" have in common? Not much. But surely we can all agree that both are covered by the First Amendment, guaranteeing freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

Well, that's not so at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. At UWEC you can live in a dorm and watch a performance of "The Vagina Monologues," but you can't join a Bible studies group. Any resident assistant, or RA, as the live-in student counselors are called, can put on a performance of the play, and one has, but leading a Bible studies class in his or her own room and on his or her own time, is forbidden. Many students want such a class, but they're out of luck...

Schools: Syracuse University Bowdoin College West Virginia University Brown University University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Colby College University of Connecticut Cases: University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire: Ban on RAs’ Leading Bible Studies