Amid dozens of proposed laws affecting the religious freedoms of U.S. citizens, Kansas recently passed a law protecting the rights of students while on college campuses.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed the new law “allowing faith-based college groups to restrict membership to ‘like-minded’ members in an attempt to protect religious organizations in campuses,” according to a recent article in Christian Today.
"This is very good, narrow, targeted piece of legislation that will serve the betterment of our college campuses," Brownback told CBN.com.
The fight for religious freedom has become a common occurrence. States legislatures all over the country are coming under fire for laws that protect their citizens’ freedoms and rights. Meanwhile, "political correctness" continues to reign.
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ChristianToday.com noted that Kansas already has a religious objections law that prevents state or local governments from limiting its citizens' religious freedom and expression. The law, however, does not cover religious organizations in universities, thus the need to pass a new policy.
Oklahoma also earlier passed a college-specific law on religious freedom.
According to Christian Today, the new law seeks to address a handful of on-campus incidents in Kansas, including a lawsuit filed against a Christian group at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. The group was called out by university officials for requiring its members to recognize the Bible as the sole Word of God.
The legislation, which takes effect in July, prevents university officials from interfering in such incidents, and also bars them from denying funding from college-based religious organizations.
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