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Partial legal victory for student rejected by college, in part because of comment on faith


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Date:
3/25/2015

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ABSTRACTPartial legal victory for student rejected by college, in part because of comment on faith : News Headlines - Catholic Culture Subscribe Log in CatholicCulture Advanced Search News Commentary Liturgical Year Resource Center About Donate eBooks Latest Headlines Most Important Most Popular This Week This Month Archives About CWN On the Culture On the News In Depth Analysis The City Gates Insights Reviews On the Good Most Popular Archives Today Blog March Calendar March Overview Lent Overview Prayers Activities Recipes Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Mission Leadership History Donor Information Boosters Rogues' Gallery Help/FAQ Advertise Contact We must raise $9,384 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now! Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org Partial legal victory for student rejected by college, in part because of comment on faith Catholic World News - March 25, 2015 A federal district court has permitted a lawsuit against officials of the Community College of Baltimore County to proceed. During an interview for entrance into a radiation therapy program, Brandon Jenkins was asked, “What is the most important thing to you?” He answered, “My God.” The interview then proceeded to other topics. After he was rejected by the program, Jenkins e-mailed the program director to ask why he was rejected. She cited various reasons, including his remark in the interview, writing: I understand that religion is a major part of your life and that was evident in your recommendation letters, however, this field is not the place for religion. We have many patients who come to us for treatment from many different religions and some who believe in nothing at all. If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process. The district court ruled that Jenkins’s lawsuit could proceed on establishment-clause grounds but not on free speech or free exercise grounds. Additional sources for this story Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window. College Admission Denial Because of Religious References In Interview Supports Establishment Clause C.......