Augusta, GA – Home of the Homophobes

Does a public university have the right to prohibit someone from a particular program based on their personal beliefs?  Is that a violation of the first amendment?

Well, if that student is trying to impose those beliefs on others and those beliefs violate the code of ethics of the profession she’s trying to join, then yes, the school has the right to prohibit the student from the program.  Would it make sense to keep someone out of a program if they refused to counsel black people?  Immigrants?  Christians?  I would think so.

About ashleyfmiller

I write, give occasional speeches, and am currently getting my PhD in Mass Communications from South Carolina. Before going back to school, I worked in Los Angeles in reality tv, web series, and film.

Posted on July 27, 2010, in Religion and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Isn’t this kind of like a doctor who doesn’t believe in anesthesia?

  2. Does a public university have the right to prohibit someone from a particular program based on their personal beliefs? Absolutely, there’s no law prohibiting such.

    Is that a violation of the first amendment? Absolutely not. The first amendment prohibits congresses ability to create any laws against such rules. (Granted the judicial branch disagrees, but if you actually read the constitution, that IS what is says.)

    However, capitalism grants the rights to all the people who attend the place to put them out of business by leaving.

    To make it clear, I don’t agree with what they did, but to say the constitution prohibits it is false, whether the courts agree or not.

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