Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

HIGHER EDUCATION; PC at UNC

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

HIGHER EDUCATION; PC at UNC

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The dispute between a Christian fraternity and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill administrators is bizarre, even by contemporary campus standards that establish diversity as the measure by which all things are judged.

Alpha Iota Omega's stated mission is to "train Christian leaders ... by upholding the Bible's true standard of righteousness" and to evangelize other fraternities. Administrators have frozen the group's funding, and denied it meeting space on the grounds that its refusal to accept non-Christian members violates a campus diversity policy.

In other words, internal diversity must trump diversity of groups. If it has to abide by campus diversity rules, students with an openly different agenda could join the organization and move it in an entirely different direction. The new mission might be to throw a party and get drunk twice a week.

Effectively, no group could organize and promote a cause that a majority of students didn't support. …

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