“...Five Christian student groups at Vanderbilt University are fighting to stay on campus and retain their religious freedom as administrators try to decide whether they are in violation of the school's nondiscrimination policy.
The groups all have clauses in their constitutions that require leaders to share their religious beliefs...
Vanderbilt administrators began a review of all student organizations earlier this year after Christian fraternity Beta Upsilon Chi asked an openly gay member to resign. He subsequently filed a discrimination complaint.
...asked one of its officers to step down after he announced he was in a homosexual relationship. The school eventually put InterVarsity on probation, dropping plans for a suspension, after leaders convinced administrators they removed the gay officer because he violated the group's pledge of celibacy.
Another Christian group on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus also is facing an investigation over ousting a gay member. A cappella group Psalm 100 expelled one of its singers after he announced he was gay. As with the InterVarsity case, Psalm 100 says it was not the singer's sexuality that caused the problem. His disagreement with the group's constitution led to his removal, members said. ...”