No Religion


The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reports that Ohio State University has agreed to let religious groups be religious. Under the school's "nondiscrimination" policy, student organizations were not permitted to use religious criteria to choose members or leaders. But as FIRE pointed out, "Ohio State cannot constitutionally control a religious student organization's message or composition." Adds FIRE's Greg Lukianoff: "A Muslim organization has a right to be Muslim. A Jewish organization has a right to be Jewish. A Christian organization has a right to be Christian. It is not tolerance but intolerance to forbid such voluntary associations."