There’s quite the controversy heating up over at Chapel Hill. It seems the university administration and some students aren’t happy about the right of free assembly–specifically the right of a Christian singing group to restrict membership to those who adhere to Christian beliefs. And a 2010 Supreme Court decision has given the campus thought police a new weapon in their fight to stifle dissent. Anthony Dent, a student government member and editor of the Carolina Review, gives the gory details on the Pope Center site today.
In fact, the court decision, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, has kicked off something of a trend. Robert Shibley of FIRE describes a similar situation happening at Vanderbilt University at National Review Online. The Vanderbilt administration’s argument is that those darn Christian students should lighten up and stop actually living according to their faith.