Carson-Newman University In Tennessee Was Granted The Right To Ban LGBTQ Students

Carson-Newman University

Colleges already have a tough admissions process, but Carson-Newman University in Tennessee is now allowed to effectively ban entire groups of people.
The federal government reportedly granted Carson-Newman a waiver that exempts the school from Title IX, a federal law which prohibits “discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.” Now Carson-Newman can discriminate against LGBTQ students, unwed mothers, women who’ve had abortions and perhaps even pregnant students, WVLT reports.
Carson-Newman University President Dr. Randall O’Brien said he filed the waiver based on advice from his lawyer, who said it would strength the university’s position as a Christian university. O’Brien said, “This is who we are as a Christian university. These are our religious principles and in a changing world, we would like to reaffirm that this is who we are and who we intend to be.”
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The lawyer who assisted O’Brien to file for exemption from Title IX reportedly helped around a dozen other Christian schools file religious waivers.
At least 27 religious colleges were granted waivers in 17 states over the past 18 months, The Column reports.
Their loss.

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