UC Hastings School of Law is getting some "free" press from the Supreme Court, in a case where they are defending their anti-bias policy. The Christian Legal Society is suing the law school for failing to recognize and fund their group, where they would not allow gays and lesbians membership in the Society. Such a funny policy for the Christian Group to have considering the schools location in San Francisco, the homosexual mecca. I can just imagine all of the bleeding heart liberal lemmings flocking to UC Hastings for their promotion of diversity.
All and all, it's a lame case. I can't tell if there is an actual gay or lesbian person that was denied entry into the group or if it clear that they wouldn't extend membership to the Gay Reasonable Person--should he exist. And the analogies are atrocious: "If Hastings is correct, a student who does not even believe in the Bible is entitled to demand to lead a Christian Bible study," the group's lawyer, Stanford law Professor Michael McConnell, told the justices in Washington. A campus NAACP chapter, he said, "would have to allow a racist skinhead to sit in on its planning meetings." I don't see the comparison. Whereas being a racist skinhead and an active member of the NAACP are mutually exclusive--as in one cannot be both a skinhead and a believer in the mission of the NAACP--the same cannot be said of a gay person who identifies himself as Christian. What does it really take to be a Christian? A belief in Jesus, baptism? Once you've overcome those hurdles, you are a Christian. A think a more similar analogy would be one where a person who looks white, but identifies as black for whatever reason (either culturally, or based on a black grandparent or great grandparent) would be denied membership to NAACP. I doubt that would happen. Would a transvestite be denied membership with NOW? No, s/he would be welcomed with open arms.
In short, this Christian Legal Society needs to focus on its bible studies and stop intruding in people's lives. I bet they don't say anything to members who are promiscuous or use drugs. Last I checked, "thou shall not commit adultery" and your body is a temple.
So, based on the ludicrous nature of the lawsuit--I can't help but think that this is some ploy to get press. In any event, fight the good fight UC Hastings! The gay lemmings will respond with increased applications, and then you can raise tuition again. And Christian Group, continue to pray... that you'll get a job when you graduate.