A Texas college has decided that a Christian student organization may require its leaders to have specific beliefs in order to hold top roles in the organization.
The decision comes after the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of the student group Ratio Christi at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
According to The Christian Post, the university has since agreed to enact a policy that allows student organizations to limit their leadership roles to those with shared beliefs.
ADF Legal Counsel Caleb Dalton said in a statement that he was glad the university was “taking swift action to ensure Ratio Christi is given equal opportunity among its peer groups.”
“The University is supposed to be a free market of ideas. To meet that ideal, public universities must vigilantly protect the constitutional rights of students to freely speak and gather according to their religious beliefs,” Dalton said.
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