Recently Yale Law School has begun to blacklist students who are openly Christian in an effort to destroy their college careers, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz has had just about enough of the school’s blatant discrimination.
In response to demands by Christian-hating students representing the radical gay groups on campus, Yale agreed to crack down on Christians in the school by defunding their student organizations and banning Christian students from participating in summer programs.
In short, Yale leadership has adopted a new “nondiscrimination policy” for its Summer Public Interest Fellowship (SPIF), Career Options Assistance Program (COAP), and post-graduate public interest fellowships and essentially barred Christians from participating.
“Most prominently under the new policy, the popular Blackstone Legal Fellowship, hosted every summer for conservative Christian law students by the Alliance Defending Freedom, would be stripped of all university sponsorship and funding,” Daily Wire reported.
The school is slowly but surely making it impermissible to be a Christian on campus.
But now Senator Ted Cruz is turning a spotlight on Yale’s hate for Christians.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Ted Cruz is opening an investigation into Yale Law School for what he claims is discrimination against students with “traditional Christian views” and threatened legal action if they do not cooperate.
The Texas Republican sent a letter, dated Thursday, to Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken notifying her that he will investigate a new law school policy which Cruz said stems from “unconstitutional animus and a specific discriminatory intent… .” Cruz believes that Yale’s policy change could deny financial assistance to students based on the religious affiliation of the organization for which they choose to work.
Cruz warned Yale “the investigation may include a subpoena… or a referral to the Department of Justice for action against the school” and said that the letter was “notice of [Yale’s] obligation to take reasonable steps to retain all … information relevant to this investigation and potential litigation.”
Sen. Cruz said that Yale’s fake “nondiscrimination policy” is in fact “transparently discriminatory” against Christians.
“As one of the nation’s most respected law schools, Yale Law School has an obligation to protect intellectual diversity and to respect the constitutional rights of its students,” Cruz said. “The First Amendment protects both free speech and the Free Exercise of religion. Yale’s new policy does neither. Instead, it appears that the policy arose from unconstitutional animus and a specific discriminatory intent both to blacklist Christian organizations like the Alliance Defending Freedom and to punish Yale students whose values or religious faith lead them to work there.”
Cruz then said that U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution is launching an investigation into Yale’s discriminatory actions.
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