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  •  They have every right (4+ / 0-)

    ...not to hand out condoms to their students.  

    They do not OWN their students.  Employers do not OWN their employees.  

    A college does not have First Amendment rights.  A church does not have First Amendment rights.

    People do.  

    America, we can do better than this...

    by Randomfactor on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 02:28:30 PM PDT

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    •  missing the point (4+ / 0-)

      when students are living on their campus, in their property, and under their rules, they do have a right to set a code of conduct. this is a violation of those codes. theres no need to jump into hyperbole -- boston college doesnt consider their students to be chattel. they're not suspending or even addressing the behavior of students living off-campus.

      •  Sure. They have a right (1+ / 0-)
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        to set a code of conduct.

        I went to Penn State.  No drinking unless you're 21.  Right.

        They set the code of conduct, and it was also state law.

        We got drunk every weekend.

        I'm glad I didn't go to Boston College, b/c when I needed the Pill, I could get a script for it, on campus.

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 03:16:40 PM PDT

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        •  glad indeed (3+ / 0-)
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          you decided to go to a secular university. these students didnt. instead they have to take the mbta on a grueling 8-minute ride down comm ave to the nearest planned parenthood if they want birth control pills, or they can just walk to the pharmacy closest to campus, which is about 5 minutes away, and probably equidistant from the dorms with respect to the student health center --  a health center which, by the way, may very well actually distribute birth control pills. i havent looked into that.

          •  Well (0+ / 0-)

            do you think that Boston College is a seminary?  

            Seriously?  Do you think it is Regent or Liberty University for Catholics?

            •  no (0+ / 0-)

              as an alumni, i wouldn't say it was a seminary.

              •  alumnus (0+ / 0-)

                i need to type slower than i think, not the other way around.

              •  Nope.... (1+ / 0-)
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                so, if you want it to be a solely Catholic institution which only admits Catholics....

                and doesn't take a dime of federal money, THEN BC can make issue about distribution of condoms on campus...and even further engage in the hypocrisy which is leading to the church declining rapidly in membership in the US....

                and you sit there and tell me people that when a church owned school decides that it wants  to be run like the inquisition, people can vote with their feet...

                the school can have as much good luck attracting money, faculty and decent students as the Church is having attracting men to the priesthood who will fill up the churches.

                but you can sit there and say....hey...they have absolute right to be dicks in their own sandbox.

      •  Boston College... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...where you only get a key to your dormroom if you wear a chastity belt.

    •  Students have no First Amendment rights (4+ / 0-)
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      on the campus of a private institution.

      The First Amendment applies to the government -- i.e., a public institution.  

    •  churches do, in fact, have first amendment (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Um... that sounds AWESOME (0+ / 0-)

      I like the short pithy sentences and simple clear paragraph breaks.  

      RIGHT ON BROTHER (or SISTER), but...

      That is not, at all, in any way, shape or form how the First Amendment has, does or should work anywhere in this country or in the history of this country.  Ever.

      But still... AWESOME!!!!  RAWR!!!

      PS:  this school is 100% within their legal rights here, juss sayin'   ..kthxbai

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 12:08:33 PM PDT

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