Supreme Court to Decide Christian Club Case

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The Supreme Court said, Monday, it will decide if a California law school can force a Christian group to allow homosexuals and non-believers into their organization.

In 2004, University of California officials told the Christian Legal Society that their university funding had been cut and they would no longer be considered a recognized campus organization.

Alliance Defense Fund attorney Jordan Lorence joined the CBN Newschannel's Morning program to share more on the case. Click play to watch the interview.

The group was accused of discriminating by barring membership to homosexuals and non-believers.

CLS members argued that all students are welcome at the meetings and only voting members and officers must share their religious beliefs, which they feel is in line with university policy.

However, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed, ruling in March 2009 that the university could deny funding to the group.

"The court below got it wrong and we're trusting that the Supreme Court will correct this," said Kim Colby, senior counsel with the Christian Legal Society's Center for Law and Religious Freedom.

The Christian Legal Society has chapters at more than 165 law schools nationwide.

The case is Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 08-1371.

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