Christian Student Group Appealing Tufts U. Ban

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A Christian student group at Tufts University in Massachusetts has confirmed it is appealing the school's decision to drop them from its list of official campus organizations.

Tufts Christian Fellowship is a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. TCF was told it violated the university's non-discrimination policy by requiring its student leaders to agree to a belief statement about "basic biblical truths of Christianity."

InterVarsity told CBN News it is fighting the decision. Unless the move is reversed, TCF will be blocked from using the Tufts name in its title, scheduling events on campus, or receiving student funding.

In 2000, the Tufts student judiciary attempted the same move against TCF after a student complained she was blocked from leadership because of her sexual orientation.

Some observers said the move is just one more example of Christian beliefs being subjugated to homosexual demands and a rising climate of political correctness.

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., took similar action. Officials told Christian campus groups their belief requirements for student leaders violated its non-discrimination policy. As a result, about a dozen groups lost their official status with Vanderbilt.

David French, with the American Center for Law and Justice told CBN News the two schools are part of a national trend that pits universities against Christian groups.

"I think what you see at Tufts and what you see at Vanderbilt is what we're going to see at school after school after school until we're able to stop it either legislatively or judicially," he said.

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