Educational Discrimination?

vanderbiltVanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, has disenfranchised over 1400 students (over 10% of their student body) from several religious student organizations, because the student groups wanted leadership of their associations to agree with the groups core religious beliefs, so they could lead Bible studies, prayer and worship at their meetings!

The student groups wanted to retain faith-based leadership requirements to preserve their religious liberty and creedal integrity. But the university required all student groups to accept all comers and even allow them to become officers in the group—regardless of whether they shared the same faith-based-beliefs or not.

As one expert said, “Vanderbilt’s policy discriminates against Christian groups in the name of non-discrimination.”

Hostility toward religion is rising in America, with conflicting worldviews and culture wars where other ideologies demand not “tolerance” but acceptance, approval and accommodation.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from the leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to write a weekly blog at and frequent articles at, and Gary and his wife live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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