The news is full of how the
Except: they HAVEN'T been banned.
Remember: they HAVEN'T been banned.
"Their reluctance to reinstate us, has left us with no alternative," said Mr Ben Martin, a member of the
So, how has all this "lo, come to pass"?
They have an ENTRY REQUIREMENT that you must sign a document acknowledging Mr Jesus as your personal
Furthermore, if you want to be on the controlling committee you have to agree to a more detailed DOCTRINE, which basically means that you cannot have any say if you happen to be a CATHOLIC Christian.
Now, I have a fluffy sort of brain but it does seem that it is a funny sort of "Christian" Society that straight way rules out 50% of all Christians from being involved!
The Students in Exeter thought so too!
So they passed a motion at their Guild Council telling the Christian Union that it had to be called the EVANGELICAL Christian Union.
Seems fair enough, don't you think?
Oh, but they'd still like the Guild to give them money please. And free services.
So they have decided to go to court.
Well, the NOT VERY CHRISTIAN Union will lose then – the courts do not take very kindly to people bringing cases when they have IGNORED an existing PROPER COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE. Judges tend to think that such people are using the law as a PUBLICITY STUNT!
Of course, that will not save the Guild and University of Exeter from having to stump up a whole load of LEGAL FEES before the case ever gets to court.
That money could have been spent on the welfare and education of the students. Isn't it a SHAME that these
This (making them incur heavy fees) is of course the whole point: this whole POSE of "poor little persecuted us – we'll SUE!" is just a PLOT by the SO CALLED Christians who want to make the Guild in Exeter – and other Student Guilds and Unions elsewhere – TOO AFRAID to stand up to them. Afraid of the expense, afraid of the bad publicity on the The Today Programme and afraid of Ms Ann Atkins (and friend) and her League of Unions (Christian) Interfering For Everlasting Righteousness.
I believe that this is called BULLYING!
Dr Rowan "up the creek" Williams, the ARCHBERK of Canterbury, said the refusal by some student unions to recognise
It is GOOD to hear that he will be coming down hard on the sort of people who (for example) refuse to let other points of view within the Christian faith have any say.
Presumably he will be using CHURCH FUNDS to pay the legal costs of BOTH SIDES to make sure that the argument can be properly heard in court!
Mr Dr Williams himself is NEVER in "fear of open argument", as he reminds us by regularly CAPITULATING to the demands of HOMOPHOBIC NIGERIAN BISHOPS.
That reminds me. Apparently the Exeter Maniacal Evangelical Christian Union are a bit rude about GAY DADDIES too – but FUNNILY ENOUGH they are a bit SHY of putting this in print. How strange to find them ASHAMED of their beliefs!
Read Exeter Guild of Students' side of the story:
And the latest update, 5th Jan 2007
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