Yet Another New England Campus Is Hostile to Christians

Just saw this from World magazine:

The student-led judiciary at Tufts University, in Medford, Mass., voted last week to revoke official recognition for Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF), the largest evangelical group on campus. Complaints from a group formed to challenge TCF’s presence on campus prompted the judiciary’s decision. Members of the Tufts Coalition Against Religious Exclusion accused TCF of violating the school’s nondiscrimination policy.

Read the whole report here.

It is interesting–and deeply disturbing–to see the noose tightening on Christian groups in the secular northeast.  Read this story, be aware of it, and be part of the movement to oppose this kind of discrimination.  Christians are not hateful, and we deserve the right in this country to stand up for our beliefs.

  • Craig

    So do you think there should or should not be nondiscrimination policies at Tufts?

  • Lisa

    Regardless of your own perception of Christians not being hateful, many, many people completely disagree. A significant portion of the population views Christians as hateful, arrogant, on a power trip, control freaks, etc. That is just plain reality.

    • Chris

      Ironically, I view a significant portion of the population who holds these views of Christians you’ve described (as hateful, arrogant, power-tripping, control freaks) as having those characteristics themselves: hateful (against “religion” in general, and Christianity in particularly), arrogant (in their views, and how they proclaim them), power-tripping control freaks (case in point, here, with the events at Tufts).

      I think people can hold and express beliefs outside of religious traditions (here, I’m thinking of humanists), but that’s not the same that because they’re outside of religious traditions that they’re therefore immune (or even, usually immune) to these defects (hate, arrogance, etc.). That does seem to be the case on the part of all too many, that because they’re outside the religious sphere, that therefore they and their views are “above it all.”

      They’re not.

      This is also reality.

  • Lisa

    I know I should care, but the desire of christians to legislate their religious beliefs on others, makes it very hard for me to feel sympathy for those who have spent and continue to spend enormous amounts of time and money to oppress others. It sort of feels like karma. And no I’m not gay or a libertine. I’m a 50 year-old mother of three, (2 in the military) who has been faithfully married to my children’s father for 29 years. Also I’m not speaking christians in general, just those who are engaged who in the above activities.

  • Jeremy

    Just to be clear, Tufts is denying FUNDING and OFFICIAL RECOGNITION, not the right to exist. Think about it like this–Everyone pays campus fees, tuition, etc. and that money helps to pay for campus activities and organizations. This group should not get funding because everyone at the University pays for it but not everyone can be in it. Would you have a problem if the LGBT group was denied funding if it only allowed LGBT students? Maybe so, but probably not.
    More importantly, I am not sure that it is a good thing for Christians to complain so much about persecution. Owen, perhaps it would do us good to face some real persecution rather than the “soft” persecutions of power and wealth that have decimated the American church. This, however, is not real persecution.