Tufts University Bans Christian Group for Requiring Leaders to Follow "Basic Biblical Truths of Christianity"

| by Michael Allen

Tufts University's student government has banned the Tufts Christian Fellowship from Medford, Massachusetts campus because the religious group requires student leaders to follow "basic biblical truths of Christianity."

The Tufts Christian Fellowship will also be banned from money that all students are required to pay into and is set aside for student groups, reports Weekly

According to the campus newspaper Tufts Daily, the ban means the group "will lose the right to use the Tufts name in its title or at any activities, schedule events or reserve university space through the Office for Campus Life."

"The group had been operating in a state of suspended recognition after the Judiciary found that the group’s constitution excluded students from applying to leadership positions based on their beliefs. The clauses in question require that anyTCF member who wishes to apply for a leadership role must adhere to a series of tenets called a Basis of Faith, or eight 'basic Biblical truths of Christianity.'"

The Tufts Christian Fellowship is planning to appeal the student board's decision.