A federal judge ruled in favour of a public university who removed a Christian student from a counselling programme over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. From the university’s press release they consider themselves justified in taking this action because the student would not be complying with the American Counselling Code of Ethics.
Counselors do not condone or engage in discrimination based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status/ partnership, language preference, socioeconomic status, or any basis proscribed by law.
Counselors do not discriminate against clients, students, employees, supervisees, or research participants in a manner that has a negative impact on these persons.”
So a public university can discriminate against a student on grounds of religious beliefs or philosophy, because she does not comply, according to the university’s interpretation, with the ethical codes of practice of a professional body. In other words, a student must think and believe the lie the university teaches: that homosexual practices are normal, although they are clearly biologically abnormal, in order to graduate. Academic freedom and commonsense, clearly does not prevail at Eastern Michigan University.
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