Duke University Rejects Young Life Group Over Christian Beliefs

The Aquila Report | 9/20/2019 | Staff
The decision at Duke is not the first time Christian groups have been sidelined on college campuses because they ran afoul of some so-called non-discrimination rule they must follow in order to have the same benefits as other groups.

The Duke University Student Government Senate has voted unanimously to reject the Christian group, Young Life, as an officially-recognized student group on campus. The reason: Young Life’s stance on sexuality.

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Like many other evangelical groups, Young Life views homosexual behavior as sinful and forbids those who participate in it from holding leadership positions.

In its Statement of Faith, the organization views any kind of sexual activity outside the bonds of heterosexual marriage in the same way. However, it’s the policy against homosexuals holding official leadership positions in Young Life that has drawn the ire of the student government.

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According to the student newspaper, The Duke Chronicle, the senators believe that policy violates the requirement that all Duke student groups include a non-discrimination statement in its constitution.

Arguing against admitting the group, one student senator said Young Life has the opposite of Duke’s requirement, “They don’t have a non-discrimination clause in...
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