How should student groups on campuses be allowed to select and determine their leadership?
This is the question before the United States Supreme Court this week. The case in question involves a chapter of the Christian Legal Society at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. Student groups on campus must have open membership if they desire to receive sponsored benefits on campus (e.g. meetings rooms and funding).
But the question here is one of selected or elected leadership. Must a Christian group open its leadership selection process to atheists? Should a Gay and Lesbian group be forced to allow a homophobe to be its president? Must the Muslim Students Association be required to admit a polytheistic Hindu to regularly teach its members?
If this sounds ridiculous to you, welcome to America the Confused. This excellent blog post by Scott Crocker summarizes the standing of this crucial case.
Action point: Pray for sanity and wisdom in America’s top court.