The nearly one hundred students who comprise one of Brown University’s largest religious student organizations are currently wondering why their group has been suspended. Brown suspended the evangelical Christian fellowship of Trinity Presbyterian Church in September for reasons that remain unclear. After offering shifting reasons for the suspension, Brown finally hurled a set of vague and unverifiable accusations at the group but refused to elaborate on any specifics. After their pleas for explanation were ignored by Brown, the students sought help from FIRE, which is asking that Brown either explain or revoke the suspension.
You know, if I didn’t know better, I might begin to think that the academic establishment views Christianity–especially its evangelical varieties–as a backward and repressive force that needs to be curbed by administrative fiat. Full press release here.