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Univ. of Iowa Student Christian Club Stands Their Ground In the Face of Distinct Discrimination

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The campaign to sanitize all college campuses from anything that goes against the prescribed SJW norm is raging across America, and student groups are being faced with tough decisions: stand strong in their own beliefs and risk losing their group altogether, or bow to the god of political correctness and be allowed to continue.

Christian groups, as you can imagine, face particular discrimination, even when the mission of their organization has nothing to do with the more controversial aspects of the faith.

The Business Leaders in Christ club on the University of Iowa campus is one such group, who has refused to bend to the will of blatantly ideological university policies and have had to endure a lengthy court battle in the process.

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“The University is discriminating against [us] because of our religious beliefs, while allowing other student groups to form around their shared values and beliefs,” Jacob Estell, a spokesman for Business Leaders in Christ, told The College Fix.

“We have not changed our mind or caved in to the University’s wishes,” Estell said.

The controversy began last year when the University of Iowa stripped Business Leaders in Christ of its official status after the group affirmed its religious beliefs to campus officials, including traditional Christian beliefs about sexuality and same-sex relationships.

Following a court ruling in January that held that the school had unfairly discriminated against the Christian group, the university undertook a “scorched-Earth campaign” against student groups on campus, “deregistering any and all student clubs that has not signed its policy that requires the groups to open their membership — and leadership positions — to anyone, regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Estell, the spokesman for the Christian group, told The Fix that his organization has “always included the anti-discrimination text in our Constitution.”

The right that Business Leaders in Christ reserves is to assure that their group members adhere to the group’s mission, and are chosen based on their ability to uphold the core beliefs of the group, same as any other group on campus does.

Can you imagine if the University of Iowa tried to force a pro-choice group to admit pro-life people to their leadership? There’d be a national outcry.

“Anyone is, and always has been, welcome to be a member of BLinC. We only ask that our leaders align with our mission, just like the Republican and Democratic student groups, the pro-life and pro-choice student groups, the fraternities and sororities, and every other group on campus does,” Estell explained.

Currently, the BLinC group has been allowed to continue to operate on campus following the order given to the school from a district court judge. The College Fix says their fate will be decided in court in March of 2019.

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Businesses Should Require Vax Proof from Customers, Says NIH Director

This is simply unconscionable.

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There have long been fears that this sort of discrimination was on the horizon, as the willingly unvaccinated become second-class citizens right here in the United States. With only about half of the US population fully vaccinated, (and largely by their own accord), herd immunity looks to be some time away yet.  Nearly 20% more of the population will need to wind up with COVID antibodies in order for public health officials to consider the pandemic to be waning, and a maximum pressure campaign is taking shape throughout a number of levels of government. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Frances Collins used his position as the Director of the National Institutes of Health to pressure businesses around the nation to enact strict vaccine-proof restrictions. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Some businesses are going a step further and requiring proof of vaccinations not just for employees, but even for customers in some cases. Audience members for broadway plays and musicals need to be vaccinated. Some bars in San Francisco and D.C. are requiring proof of vaccinations. Do you think as a public health measure it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers?” His answer was astonishing. Collins said, “As a public health person who wants to see this pandemic end, yes. I think anything we can do to encourage reluctant folks to get vaccinated because they’ll want to be part of these public events, that’s a good thing. I’m delighted to see employers like Disney and Walmart coming out and asking their staff to be vaccinated. I’m glad to see the president has said all federal employees. I oversee NIH. With 40,000 people need to get vaccinated or if they’re not to get regular testing which is inconvenient. All of…

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Unrepentant YouTube Decides to Suspend Mainstream News Channel Over ‘Misinformation’

The barons of the Information Revolution are no less corrupt than those of the Industrial Revolution before them.

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There are concerns that the barons of the Information Revolution, much like the barons of the Industrial Revolution, are exploiting their content producers at an unsustainable clip, and creating a very dangerous bottleneck in the world of free speech. Given just how much of the internet’s traffic flows through just a few sites, it is imperative that we keep a keen eye on what platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are doing.  They are the new gatekeepers of nearly the entire breadth of current information, and if they were to choose to keep us in the dark on any particular issue, it would be quite easy for them to do so. That’s why the latest news from YouTube is so terrifying. YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation. The move comes after a review of posts uploaded by the Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel, which has a substantial online presence. “We have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies… to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm,” a YouTube statement said. With 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, the channel — which is owned by a subsidiary of Murdoch’s News Corp — has a conservative following well beyond Australia. The mainstream media and the mainstream social networks haven’t always gotten their COVD info right, either, which makes their declarations regarding “misinformation” all the more laughable. Early on in the pandemic, these platforms pushed back against the possibility that the virus itself may have been a part of some sort of lab leak, even going so far as to censor any such discussion.  Over a year later, and as health experts began to suggest this yes, this was truly a possibility, the premature nature of…

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