In a recent ruling (July 16, 2021), the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals called the decision by the University of Iowa to deregister a Christian group, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), on its campus as one of the most blatant acts of discrimination it had seen.
IVCF sets up chapters on universities across America where students can engage in Bible studies and worship. The University of Iowa deregistered the group because it only allows leaders that express faith in Christ.
The Blaze noted that the court cited the University’s own Human Rights policy, where it states that it does not differentiate between groups based on several categories that included religion. The irony being that the University was discriminating in the enforcement of its non-discriminatory policy.
The court added that the University’s decision to deregister IVCF was also unconstitutional, and added that the individuals who make the decisions may also be personally responsible for the discriminatory practices.