Freedom or Not?

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Although previously unfamiliar with the case, I was saddened but not surprised to learn that the Supreme Court has ruled favorably for humanists once again. Below is a summary of case from the American Humanist Association website:

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) sued the California Hastings College of the Law in 2004 after being barred from school funding, priority access to facilities and use of Hasting’s logo. This ban was in response to the CLS’s exclusion of non-Christians and gays from voting and leadership positions. The CLS was denied its exemption request from the school’s non-discrimination policy, which prohibited student groups from discriminating on the basis of "race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sex or sexual orientation.” The District Court ruled this policy permissible and viewpoint neutral, an opinion echoed in the Supreme Court’s decision.

So basically if the CLS wants to keep the monetary support of the school and meet on school grounds they have to allow people, including those who hold a clearly non-Christian viewpoint, to vote and be officers in their organization. Although I am clearly against this decision, I hope the reciprocal will be true. That Christians can be voting members and officers in humanist/atheist organizations on campus!

It’s a sad twist of irony that the government (originally founded by Christians on biblical principles) rules in favor of removing every last vestige of Christianity from public life, including schools and public buildings, thus discriminating against Christians. Yet the government upholds the rights of humanists/atheists to not be discriminated against. We truly are no longer a Christian nation, as echoed by our president:

Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.1
2 Chronicles 7:14 states, “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” May the people of America humbly pray and seek God, knowing that He will forgive us and heal our land.


  1. Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope (New York: Crowns Publishers, 2006), p. 218.

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