23 January 2012

Why not just go along with the non-discrimination policy? Continued

Here are two more points of principle that the non-discrimination policy violates:

3. The policy unduly burdens freedom of religion and of association. The university is proposing to regulate what is acceptable religious practice as well as the mission and identity of student religious organizations. The university is mandating indifferentism in religious matters.

4. The policy results in Vanderbilt becoming a sectarian institution enforcing an intolerant secular orthodoxy. With this policy the administration has lost confidence in its students' ability to engage in liberal dialogue. Rather than trust its students' use of free inquiry, the administration is imposing a dogmatic position about how students must organize themselves. No peer institution of Vanderbilt enforces a policy like this.

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