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A Yale of a Controversy over Faith

The Yale motto is Latin for "Light and Truth," but obviously its law school isn't interested in either. In a stunning announcement, even for Ivy League elitists like these, the school has announced that anyone who works for a Christian group that supports natural marriage is no longer eligible for financial support -- including mainstream groups like Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

According to the Federalist’s Aaron Haviland, the flap started when the Yale Federalist Society invited an ADF attorney to talk about baker Jack Phillips’s Supreme Court case. The school’s LGBTQ group, Outlaws, flipped out that the club would invite a Christian group, who defended a man with natural marriage views. (Views, incidentally, that were vindicated by the Supreme Court!) But just because Jack can exercise his freedom doesn’t mean Yale law students can. If they want to work for organizations that believe what the plurality of Americans do about marriage, they’ll be blacklisted.

“On March 25, one month after the controversy, Yale Law School announced via email that it was extending its nondiscrimination policy to summer public interest fellowships, postgraduate public interest fellowships, and loan forgiveness for public interest careers.

The school will no longer provide financial support for students and graduates who work at organizations that discriminate on the basis of ‘sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.'”

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