The Supreme Court ruled that the University of California was within its rights to ban a group of lawyers for their anti-gay policies. It's OK for such groups to meet in private, but there's nothing that requires a public school to endorse such discrimination.
Well, here's what Mike Adams had to say:
"I can’t stand atheists. And I plan to do something about them. Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court has given me a powerful tool to use in my war against the godless. ... I plan to round up the students I know who are most hostile to atheism. Then I’m going to get them to help me find atheist-haters willing to join atheist student groups across the South. I plan to use my young fundamentalist Christian warriors to undermine the mission of every group that disagrees with me on the existence of God... [We] will seek to destroy groups whose names are even remotely suspicious. If I see any words like “atheist,” agnostic”, or even “free-thinker” I will know they are a group of godless heathens. Then we’ll move in for the kill.When I first read this, I thought it was a joke, a dumb attempt at humor. It is so over-the-top preposterous that it took me a minute or two to realize, "Wow, this guy really means it."
But here's the truth: crybaby Mike Adams won't dare do this. You see, I happen to know Hemant Mehta over at The Friendly Atheist, and Hemant is reasonable, conciliatory, smart, and he happens to be the Chair of the Board of the Secular Student Alliance. I'd be willing to bet that if Mike Adam's Christian students start attending the Secular Student Alliance meetings, Hemant and friends would welcome the opportunity to talk to them. In fact, I'll bet they'd organize a national campaign to welcome these Christians into their group!
Can you imagine it? What's going to happen when you take a bunch of intelligent, inquisitive Christian college students, most of whom have led insular lives and never had their beliefs seriously challenged, and drop them into a group of the smartest, best-educated secular students in America? Remember, these aren't just casual secularists, these are students who care enough to join the Secular Student Alliance and contribute their time and energy to the cause. They're activists.
I predict that Mike will lose his best and brightest Christian students. Sure, there will be plenty who are indoctrinated to the point where they can no longer accept new ideas or challenges to their faith. But college is the time where we're all challenged to open our minds and learn new ways of thinking, to see both sides of questions, and to respect our peers even if we don't agree with them. These students are primed to learn, and Mike will thrust them into "enemy territory" where they'll meet the best of the best.
Mike, I tell you what. Go for it! I predict that your Christian students will be welcomed with open arms, and minds, by secular, atheist, humanist and free-thinking student groups on campuses all across America.