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Liberty University is pulling the plug on the campus Democratic Party club, saying the group stands against the conservative Christian school’s moral principles.

The Lynchburg school founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell formally recognized the group in October. But club president Brian Diaz told The News & Advance of Lynchburg that he was notified via e-mail last week by vice president of student affairs Mark Hine that the university was revoking its decision.

Hine said the club must stop using Liberty’s name, advertising events and holding on-campus meetings. Violators could be reprimanded under the school’s conduct code and students could face expulsion after accumulated reprimands.

Associated Press

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7 Responses to “But Can They Still Use…”

  1. wayward Says:

    Just out of curiosity, does Liberty University have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status? If so, it seems like it could potentially run into trouble for allowing one political party but not another.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Good question. Maybe another reader knows.

  3. Kate Says:

    They do.

    Last fall, Liberty refused to allow people to park in their parking lot when Barack Obama came to speak in Lynchburg because they were afraid that would conflict with their nonprofit status. (http://tinyurl.com/5hkmfu)

  4. Kate Says:

    And c’mon, Snowflex never tried to tear this country apart with dissenting opinions!

  5. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Kate: LOL.

  6. Christopher Vilmar Says:

    "students could face expulsion after accumulated reprimands."

    I read this as: "Don’t make us do you a favor."

  7. theprofessor Says:

    They are such amateurs at Liberty. These poor, dumb, honest fundies use a chainsaw when a little dry-rot fungus would work just as well. Really, every liberal administrator worth his hopium knows how to handle groups with unwelcome beliefs:

    1) Sure, we have a space for your group, kids–yeah, OK, it was a broom closet, but what did you expect?–an office suite in the Center for Leadership and Leisure Studies? Sorry about the leaky ceiling and asbestos, by the way.

    2) Ensure that any publications mysteriously vanish within ten minutes of being set out.

    3) If they dare to bring in an outside speaker, let opposition thuglets break up the meeting. Then, forbid future speakers on safety grounds.

    4) Take some disciplinary actions against the leadership–any grounds will do, but ones using the speech code (you have one, right?) are especially delicious.

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