I hope this is true. Just for my amusement.
It’s tough to be a Christian group on college campuses these days. I mean, everyone expects you to play by the rules, even though we all know Christians deserve special rights that allow them to discriminate against LGBT students and their allies.
We saw this at Bowdoin College in Maine last month, when leaders of the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship were about to lose their designation as an official campus group (with all the privileges that come with it) because they really really really wanted to make sure nobody who supported LGBT-rights had the opportunity to become a leader of their group. School administrators, on the other hand, refused to allow official campus groups to discriminate for any reason.
Today, leaders of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, one of the more well-known national college Christian groups, made a plea for their members to take a stand against the California State University system. Here’s IVCF President Alec Hill:
For those in the area, the Mid Ohio Atheists are hosting their Regional Picnic this Sunday at noon in Loudonville’s Mohican State Park. In addition to the general family-friendly gathering, they’re hosting a charity drive and bringing in speakers including fellow Patheos blogger JT Eberhard and Mark & Marni Tiborsky (who appeared on the billboard below):
Our latest podcast guest is Amy Dickinson, best known as the syndicated columnist behind “Ask Amy” and as a panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”:
We spoke with Amy about her most viral column ever, whether Carl Kasell does the message on her voicemail, if her own child comes to her for advice, and so much more!
According to Indiana Code 31-11-6-1, only a handful of people are allowed to perform a marriage: members of the clergy, churches themselves, a mayor, a city clerk… but not a Secular Celebrant.
The Center For Inquiry sued the state over this in 2012, saying it was unconstitutional to allow people of faith to be married by their faith leaders, while denying non-religious people the same right to have their marriages performed by a Celebrant.