University of California Discriminates Against Christians


Dear Chris,
Just when you think it couldn’t get worse …
The attacks on your faith and your constitutional freedoms keep on coming.  In fact, they are intensifying.
In the midst of pressing deadlines and round-the-clock preparations for our upcoming crucial First Amendment Supreme Court case …
We must confront the University of California and a federal court’s decision IN FAVOR OF RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION.
Your generous support is needed now.  Despite an enormous workload, we absolutely cannot ignore this dangerous ruling and will file an amicus brief to protect Christian school students’ rights.
Here are the disturbing facts of the case:
The University of California (UC) has decided Christian school graduates don’t meet its required “educational standards.”
Under their flawed admissions policy, UC rejected multiple courses offered by Calvary Chapel Christian School and, therefore, would not consider their graduating high school students for admission.
For example, a history course taught at Calvary Chapel Christian School was rejected for, among other things:

failure to “teach critical thinking and modern historical analy[sis]” because it “instructs that the Bible is the unerring source for analysis of historical events, attributes historical events to divine providence rather than analyzing human action, [and] evaluates historical figures and their contributions based on their religious motivations or lack thereof….”

However, the federal court’s decision to reject the Christian school’s argument of discrimination may be the most unbelievable – and most fundamentally detrimental – aspect of this case. 
Imagine … graduates from a Christian high school told that their education is not good enough – that their course credits don’t count – and that they won’t be admitted to college.
Please give an immediate online gift right now to help the ACLJ combat this blatant, anti-Christian bigotry in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The court’s disregard for the basic rights of Christian school students is disastrous.  It flies in the face of our constitutionally protected religious rights.
This case literally has the potential to impact Christian high schools and students across the country – making it much more difficult for students at Christian high schools to gain admission to public universities and forcing Christian schools to consider changing their curriculum.
I am committed to seeing a successful outcome in this important matter.  In order to do so, our ACLJ team must delve deeply into the law and present the strongest possible case.
Please understand:  Our amicus briefs are increasingly cited by the Supreme Court in its opinions.  This means our briefsfrom the very beginning of the processare critically important.
Your donation today will help us dedicate the time and materials to researching case law, writing the necessary legal memorandums, and preparing our amicus brief.
We need your help immediately to move forward and to achieve success in protecting the rights of Christian school students and those of our children and grandchildren.  Thank you.


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