Religion | Universities go after popular evangelical groups
by Edward E. Plowman
Posted 10/14/06, 12:00 am
Ignoring judicial precedents, the University of Wisconsin at Superior "de-recognized" the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) chapter earlier this year for requiring student leaders to be Christians-an alleged violation of the school's anti-discriminatory policies for campus organizations.
After university officials refused to budge from their position, IVCF this month took them to court. They want the chapter, which has been on campus 40 years and currently numbers about 50 students, to be reinstated and its First Amendment rights observed.