Law students from the University of Iowa have begun a petition encouraging the administration to restrict funding to a campus organization that bars gays or anyone who supports "advocacy of a sexually immoral" lifestyle.
The Christian Legal Society, or CLS, requires members to sign a faith statement forbidding “sexual conduct outside of God’s design for marriage between one man and one woman, which acts include fornication, adultery and homosexual conduct,” according to its Web site. (Press Citizen)The issue at hand is not contention over the groups right to their religious liberties but rather the university violating its own human rights code by funding a student group that is exclusive.
Please contact the university president and provost and urge them to rescind funding for this group as long as it maintains an anti-gay policy that goes against the UI Human Rights code.
President Sally Manson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Provost - email@example.com