September 29th, 2011
04:57 PM ET

Christians unfairly targeted at college?

(CNN)–CNN affiliate WSMV reports some Christian students at Vanderbilt University say an anti-discrimination policy is unfairly targeting them.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity

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  1. Larry

    Physics and God? Check out http://www.PhysicsOfReality.com

    December 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
  2. Mark L Holland


    Actually, it quite simply is. Either you're of God, or not of God. And don't say "you can't judge", that part of the Surmon on the Mount was only directed towards how Jews (since Christianity hadn't really kicked off yet) interacted with one another. Not their Gentile neighbors.")
    –But which of the hundreds if not thousands of Gods are you talking about. And I hate to break it to you but Jesus talked about no judging others many times in his teachings the sermon on the mount was but one of them, you really should get a red letter bible and only read the red letterings. And ignore the rest.
    –And you really should read the virgin birth prophecy, Jesus could not have and did not fulfill the virgin birth prophecy. Meaning he was not born of a virgin nor was the Jehovah god made flesh nor was he a part of the unholy trinity.

    November 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
  3. CheeseSteak

    Boo Hoo, I'm a Christian and no body loves me.

    October 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  4. morg

    got to love when people whine that we are being discriminated against because we are being discriminatory towards others.

    October 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  5. Maya

    Christians are quickly becoming the most whiny segment of the U.S. population.

    October 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
    • Andronicus

      No, that honour belongs to the OWS rabble.

      October 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  6. Chuka Jon-Ubabuco

    What I do not understand is that on this page – http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ead/orgs.html – they list student groups that Vanderbilt supports that explicitly discriminate by age, disability, gender, military service, race. Am I the only one who sees and problem in applying that rule with consistency?

    October 21, 2011 at 10:02 am |
    • MarkinFL

      There is nothing on that page that shows any discrimination. Perhaps you are assuming that they restrict membership in some way, because I do not see anything on that web page that implies that.

      October 21, 2011 at 11:00 am |
    • Ted Williams

      So, can a muslim join Hillel?

      October 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  7. Vicki

    If you think that requiring religious clubs to require their leadership to share their religious beliefs, then soon you will have Republicans president of the College Democrats and vice versa. You will also have creationists take over the Darwinian societies. This issue has too broad of applications to make it appropriate.

    October 20, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  8. JEN


    October 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
    • J.W

      You may need to site verses on that.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:43 am |
    • Chuckles


      "And brother I say to yee, Go to the gym, OHHHHHH YEAH" Hulk Hoganites 12:4

      " And Jesus said unto thee, "And my churches that will be built in the United States of America shall pay the taxes to the government, only then will they be humble" Biblical Tax Codes 3:42

      "You want to see a miracle? I'll show you a miracle" and thus Jesus pulled upeth his robe and flashed his gatherers with his divine pen.is" Luke 22:3

      October 20, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  9. Bri

    "Judge not that ye be not judged" !

    October 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  10. OneProudAmerican

    Hmm...here's something that's funny. BOTH spokespeople from each side of the debate–and this is in Texas, mind you–were of Asiatic descent. NEITHER of them were white.

    October 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • JP

      Sorry... but Vanderbilt is in Nashville, Tennessee – Not Texas.

      October 21, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  11. Andy

    Actually, it quite simply is. Either you're of God, or not of God. And don't say "you can't judge", that part of the Surmon on the Mount was only directed towards how Jews (since Christianity hadn't really kicked off yet) interacted with one another. Not their Gentile neighbors.

    October 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  12. The LORD

    A "Christian" group that discriminates against ANYBODY isn't very Christian is it?
    This isn't a christian group at all...just a bigotry group...

    October 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
    • JJ

      Well, I do think that if your a religion based club on Vanderbilt that the anti-discriminatory policy would be a bit alarming to you. But at the same time, Christians should follow they're credo in this, and evangelize to any non-Christians that came to the group.

      October 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • Guest

      Actually, it's VERY Christian to have certain standards and stick to them. Christianity that tolerates everything is not real Christianity. Try reading the Bible.

      October 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
    • George

      From the conversation which I hear...the push for requirement was not just FOR "admission" of atheists to the Christian organization...BUT...letting them be OFFICERS of that CHRISTIAN organization. We invite atheists to our churches, but we do NOT accept them as "teachers" or "leaders". That makes as much sense as eating mud cakes for flavor.

      October 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • Andronicus

      Glass houses.....you are showing your own bigotry rather well kthx

      October 31, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
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