Anti-Christian Bigotry Across America

Anti-Christian bigotry is growing nationwide. In particular, this is being demonstrated in some high schools and on many university and college campuses.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is one advocacy group defending constitutionally religious liberties, secured by our laws. ACLJ is currently taking action in federal appeals courts to defend the faith of Christian students from what it calls “pervasive anti-Christian discrimination.”

Legal action is needed in a variety of specific cases where Christian college students have been denied admission because they “brought up religion,” were told to defile the name of Jesus, or were failed in a class for refusing to agree with an angry, atheistic professor that Christianity is false.

From the ACLJ:

For over two years, we have been fighting in federal court to vindicate the rights of Dustin Buxton, a Maryland student who was penalized, when applying for a seat in the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), because he mentioned his faith during the admissions interview…

the protections embodied in the First Amendment still mean that students are not required to “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression [including on religious matters] at the schoolhouse gate.” We will continue to provide updates as this appeal progresses and as we continue to support students across the country in their fight to maintain the freedom to publicly acknowledge their faith without fear of government reprisal.

This is outrageous and would not be allowed if the students were Muslim. But Christians have become “fair game,” on certain liberal university and college campuses, for pervasive religious discrimination.

This is blatantly unconstitutional! Believing in God or the teachings of the Bible doesn’t disqualify a religious student from academic study in any field. Neither should they be mocked by other students or faculty for their faith’s beliefs. Students don’t leave their First Amendment rights behind at the schoolhouse gate!

Let’s stop this illegal, anti-Christian bigotry and accommodate the non-violent practice of religious faith (or NO FAITH), in this “one nation, under God”!

Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis is a recently retired minister who writes a blog, where he seeks to relate a biblical worldview regarding societal issues of public interest. Trying to be “salt and light,” as Jesus commands, these brief blog-posts are primarily pro-life, pro-family and pro-religious liberties, while also speaking up for the people and nation of Israel.

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