March 03, 2007

Why does education hate religion?

A couple days ago we heard of a story where a Mormon student got disciplined for her comments, but not those who were harassing her; now there's the ridiculous situation at Savannah State University in Georgia:

... the university first punished the group (a Christian group called "Commissioned II Love") for "hazing" after the university discovered that group members voluntarily engaged in the ancient Christian practice of "foot washing." The practice sounds strange to some, but it is taken directly from one of Jesus' most famous acts and involves, well, literally washing (with soap and water) the feet of another member of the group as a symbolic act of humility, love, and service. The university construed this action as endangering the "physical health" of their students. After suspending the group for "hazing" and "harassment" (yes, in the eyes of the university, students sharing their faith constitutes "harassment"), the university imposed the ultimate punishment expulsion when the group members had the audacity to go to an off-campus, weekend event together (a Christian music concert). In other words, the very act of collectively hanging out off campus was enough to impose the ultimate penalty on the group.

Thankfully, the National Litigation Foundation and the Alliance Defense Fund have filed a lawsuit against the college for this insanity.

Posted by Hube at March 3, 2007 07:42 AM | TrackBack

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