A news release detailing InterVarsity’s reaction to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, and its anticipated impact on campus ministry will be posted here soon.
At issue, whether a public university law school may deny school funding and other benefits to a religious student organization because the group requires its officers and voting members to agree with its core religious viewpoints. By a 5-4 decision, the justices denied the appeal of the Christian Legal Society and remanded the case back to the Ninth Circuit.
This is an important ruling because InterVarsity partners with Christian Legal Society in campus ministry on 20 law school campuses across the U.S. In addition, InterVarsity has staff on 560 U.S. campuses, more than any other Christian ministry.
For background on this story, see Campus Ministry Threatened and Campus Faith Freedom Alert on our website.
UPDATE: Here’s the news release.