The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is being asked to reverse an allegedly “erroneous” decision of a district court that ruled that one’s faith can disqualify a student from being admitted into college.
Dustin Buxton was denied a spot in the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) ultimately because he divulged too much about his personally held Christian beliefs by the school’s program director – when asked.
Drop your religion at the door
CCBC Program Director Dr. Adrienne Dougherty has made it a practice to penalize students’ admission scores and deny them admission because they express their devout Christian faith during admission interviews.
“[The applicant] brought up religion a great deal during the interview,” Dougherty expressed, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is representing Buxton in the lawsuit. “[The radiation therapy field] is not the place for religion.”
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