Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Christian fraternity says no to LDS freshman
By Mary Richards
A University of New Mexico fraternity is defending its refusal to let a freshman join because he belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Kappa Upsilon Chi says since John Bundy is LDS, he is not Christian, so he can't join their Christian fraternity. The fraternity is standing on its First Amendment rights.
Jay Wilgus, the assistant dean of students at the University of Utah and the coordinator for Greek life there said, "Student organizations as independent groups at public universities, have the ability to select their members."
Wilgus said, "We haven't encountered the situation that they are dealing with down there. That sounds like has become a more complicated first amendment issue."
But Wilgus says under the law, student organizations also must not discriminate, and that's what some say this so-called Christian fraternity has done.
Do what? Seriously? I'm sorry . . . they better do their homework! If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you believe that Christ died for your sins, how does this make you NOT a Christian????


-Bridget said...

Wow, just pure ignorance. I hope he's given the right to be let in, but given the ignoramuses that are already members, I can't see that he would still WANT to. Their loss, I'm certain.

Btw, I am LDS. :-)