Gov. Haslam has just extended to Vanderbilt the kind of toleration that Vanderbilt will not extend to religious groups:
“I don’t agree with Vanderbilt’s ‘all-comers’ policy. It is
counter-intuitive to make campus organizations open their membership and
leadership positions to anyone and everyone, even when potential members
philosophically disagree with the core values and beliefs of the
organization,” he said in a statement. “Although I disagree with
Vanderbilt’s policy, as someone who strongly believes in limited
government, I think it is inappropriate for government to mandate the
policies of a private institution."
Chancellor Zeppos likes to be treated the way he refuses to treat religious groups:
“While we respect the governor’s position on Vanderbilt’s policy, we are
gratified by his rejection of government intrusion into private
institutions and their ability to govern and set policies themselves,”
Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said in a prepared statement.
Doesn't he get it yet? Go see the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12).