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Vanderbilt University to spell out bias policy

(Source: The Tennessean)

Vanderbilt University administrators are writing down a nondiscrimination policy they claim has been in place for decades, the newest chapter in a monthslong debate that has pitted them against some student religious organizations.

Leaders of the Christian Legal Society, the Graduate Christian Fellowship, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Beta Upsilon Chi say they accept any student as a member, but they want a religious exemption so they can require their leaders to hold specific beliefs. Vanderbilt’s policy dictates that anyone who wants to join in any capacity should be welcome.

The religious groups are frustrated, they say, because the university has not produced a written version of the policy and has alternately called it a “nondiscrimination” and an “all-comers” policy, which they believe are two different things.


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