Should private Catholic schools allow atheist clubs on campus?
What if they weren’t called atheist clubs, but something less combative, like “freethought” or “secular” groups?
The administrators don’t have to allow them, but you could easily make the argument that students who attend these schools may be questioning their faith, and any place of higher education ought to embrace that discussion… or stop calling themselves a “place of higher education.”
Turns out some big Catholic colleges understand this. Loyola University, Depaul University, Georgetown University — they all have Secular Student Alliance affiliates.