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May 23, 2012

Solidarity at Vanderbilt

Solidarity at Vanderbilt

They are breaking the spiral, the right way. From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point.

For months, religious student groups at Vanderbilt University have battled their administration over whether the school will give them the freedom to decide who can lead their groups. The university has ruled that religious student groups can’t discriminate on the basis of religion. So in theory, an atheist could be president of a Christian student group.

As Eric Metaxas pointed out in a recent Breakpoint commentary this is just plain silly. But a coalition of 11 Christian student groups, called Vanderbilt Solidarity, is fighting back the right way. They’re forcing the issue by highlighting the inconsistency of the university policy, and they’re also distributing a short video around campus explaining why this is an important issue. They’ve also requested to meet with university trustees, but get this, they’ve committed to pray for God to bless the trustees and administration.

They’re articulating the truth on campus, but they’re doing it with respect and love. A great example of breaking the spiral of silence. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Vanderbilt University Board Meets
Karla Dial | CitizenLink | April 19, 2012

Unmasking Discrimination
Eric Metaxes | BreakPoint | April 19, 2012

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