H/E & Religion

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Secular Humanism:

What is happening at Harvard? 

It’s simple — Harvard has sold its soul to progressivism…

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/harvards_plagiarism_panic.html

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University [of Wisconsin] Atheist Group to Receive $70,000 of Student Fees to Promote Humanism on Campus

http://christiannews.net/2012/11/19/university-atheist-group-to-receive-70000-of-student-fees-to-promote-humanism-on-campus/

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Islam:

Ten Years of Campus Watch

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/cinnamon-stillwell/ten-years-of-campus-watch/print/

and…

Islamists Infiltrating Academia

http://americanthinker.com/2014/10/mesa_and_iiit_islamists_infiltrating_academia.html

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Christianity:

Professor Martin Gaskell applied for the position of Observatory Director at UK[entucky] [2010], but he was turned down after the hiring committee found out that he was a Christian.

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The University of Texas at Arlington (“UTA”) fired two women for privately praying for an absent co-worker after work [2010].

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Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Denied Funding to Student Group that is “Too Religious” [2010]

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Ohio University Refuses to Recognize Christian Student Organization [2010]

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Texas A&M Rejects Christian Organization for Requiring Members to be Christian [2010]

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University of North Dakota Refuses to Recognize Christian Medical and Dental Association [2010]

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Jennifer Keeton, a graduate student in counseling at Augusta State University [2011], was asked to complete a remediation plan that included diversity training and a recommendation to attend the Augusta Gay Pride Parade. According to the university, Ms. Keeton’s Christian beliefs did not align with the department’s professional guidelines. As a result, Ms. Keeton faced the remediation plan or expulsion from the program.

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The University of California’s admissions policy [2010] does not accept high school courses that focus on one religion’s viewpoint. 

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Members of the Christian Fellowship of Shippensburg University [2008] felt their right to free speech was violated by the university’s policies and speech codes, which require that students reflect the university’s official views in their “attitudes and behaviors.”

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A professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington was denied a promotion [2011] based on the religious and political views he expressed in his columns and speeches.

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University of Toledo professor Crystal Dixon was fired for writing a newspaper editorial [2012] about her religious views opposing homosexuality.

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Despite implementation by successful businesses such as Hobby Lobby and Chik-Fil-A, and the growing interest in spirituality’s role in successful businesses, Iowa State University, joined by the ACLU, derailed a plan for its students to examine biblical insights into business management [2012].  After the course was first approved, twenty faculty members objected to it…

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Dr. Kenneth J. Howell, an adjunct profess at the University of Illinois, was fired from his position [2010] after a lecture on the Catholic view of homosexuality set off a firestorm of “insensitivity” complaints on campus.

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John McGlone wanted to share the gospel and distribute religious tracts in the public areas of the Tennessee Technological University. The university demanded that McGlone first receive a permit to share the gospel and distribute the tracts. [2012]

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Badger Catholic, a student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was denied reimbursement for religious events. [2010]

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Beta Upsilon Chi, a Christian fraternity whose members and officers profess faith in Jesus Christ and adhere to a Code of Conduct, was denied official recognition by the University of Florida [2009].  The university rejected the fraternity’s application because the group allowed only males to join and restricted membership based on religious belief.

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The University of Montana School of Law de-recognized the school’s chapter of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) [2009], because CLS requires voting members and officers to adhere to a Statement of Faith. CLS sued to gain official recognition and access to funds, but the court held that CLS’ policy on sex being reserved for marriage violated the law school’s diversity statement, allowing the school to freely discriminate against CLS.

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When the Wayne State University Students for Life requested funding for its Pro-Life Week 2008, the university refused because the event included “spiritual and religious references.” After Students for Life eliminated these elements, the university still refused to release funds because they deemed the event “offensive” to women.

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Bethany Roden, a student at Tarrant County College in Texas, was assigned to write a response paper on two poems of her choice for an English composition class [2010].  Roden chose poems with religious themes and incorporated her religious beliefs into her essay.  Her professors penalized her for including religious themes in her essay.

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City College of San Francisco refused to allow Jews for Jesus to evangelize or distribute religious literature on its campus.  [2009]

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Indian River Community College (IRCC) in Fort Pierce, Florida, prohibited the Christian Student Fellowship from showing The Passion of the Christ [2009]. IRCC claimed the prohibition was consistent with its policy prohibiting the showing of R-rated movies.  However, IRCC had previously allowed the viewing of an R-rated film, Welcome to Sarajevo, as well as the performance of a skit call “F***ing for Jesus.”

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Angelina College Refuses to Rent Space to Religious Organizations Vision America contacted Angelina College to rent space from the public institution for an upcoming conference. Angelina College refused because Vision America was a religious organization and the written policy of Angelina College prohibited renting facilities to religious organizations.

http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF12H29.pdf

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Liberal atheist Greg Lukianoff confirms: Campus intolerance of free speech is primarily directed at Christians.

http://www.thebestschools.org/bestschoolsblog/2012/11/21/yes-christian-student-groups-threatened-campuses/

and…

Religious freedom on many of our college campuses is in serious trouble.

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/20905

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