Christian student group kicked off campus, heads to court Business Leaders in Christ will argue next week for its right to remain at University of Iowa
Melinda Skea 202-349-7224 email@example.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC), a small Christian student group at the University of Iowa, will be in federal court on Thursday, January 18 to fight for its right to remain on campus and choose student leaders who embrace its religious beliefs. In October, BLinC was kicked off campus because of its religious beliefs and told that it needed to “revise” those beliefs and submit an “acceptable plan” for selecting leaders to be allowed back on campus. Although there are over 500 diverse student groups at the University that screen their leaders for mission alignment, the University is penalizing BLinC for requiring its leaders to share its religious beliefs.
Hearing in BLinC v. University of Iowa
Eric Baxter, senior counsel at Becket
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. EST
U.S. District Courthouse
131 East 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Becket attorney Eric Baxter will be available for comment immediately following the hearing.
For more information or to arrange an interview with a Becket attorney, contact Melinda Skea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-349-7224. Interviews can be arranged in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions and has a 100% win-rate before the United States Supreme Court. For over 20 years, it has successfully defended clients of all faiths, including Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians (read more here).