A federal judge has upheld the expulsion of a Christian graduate student at Eastern Michigan University for refusing to counsel homosexual clients in the school's counseling program because of her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Whatever your stance on the issue in question, expelling a student for holding certain beliefs is a frightening infringement on First Amendment rights and a harbinger of the potentially dangerous waters ahead not only for Christian students attending public universities but for any students who hold views in opposition to the politically correct view of the day.
From the story on FoxNews.com:
"'It’s a very dangerous precedent,' Jeremy Tedesco, legal counsel for the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, told FOX News Radio. 'The ruling doesn’t say that explicitly, but that’s what is going to happen.'Read the full story HERE.
"U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed Ward’s lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University. She was removed from the school’s counseling program last year because she refused to counsel homosexual clients.
"The university contended she violated school policy and the American Counseling Association code of ethics. 'Christian students shouldn’t be expelled for holding to and abiding by their beliefs,' said ADF senior counsel David French. 'To reach its decision, the court had to do something that’s never been done in federal court: uphold an extremely broad and vague university speech code.'
"...Ward’s attorneys claim the university told her she would only be allowed to remain in the program if she went through a 'remediation' program so that she could 'see the error of her ways' and change her belief system about homosexuality."