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  •  this has been a big local story (4+ / 0-)
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    nblalonde, fenway49, a2nite, schnecke21

    it broke a few days ago and it is not going away quietly.

    people are taking sides feeling really strongly one way or the other.

    about one third of the kids at BC are Protestant.  Does going to a Roman Catholic college automatically mean that they have to abide by RC dogma?

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:02:29 PM PDT

    •  Yes, it does. (1+ / 0-)
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      At least, whatever elements of RC dogma that BC sees fit to incorporate into their code of student conduct.

    •  no (3+ / 0-)
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      again, no one is impinging on their religious freedom. they're in a catholic school that is asking its students to comply with the values they are espousing. they're not forcing protestants to go to mass. theyre not forcing anyone to be baptized. they're not forcing jews to take off yarmulkes. theyre not forcing muslim women to go without their hijabs. they're not even telling anyone theyre not allowed to use birth control on campus. they are simply telling their students that they do not want an apparently large, unofficial free condom distribution network operating in bc campus housing.

    •  Its not dogma (0+ / 0-)

      Its a student code of conduct.  And yes, by attending you are agreeing to adhere.  Its a private institution with private rules.  Its not like the kids are facing criminal penalties over this...that would be unconstitutional, but they sure as shit are going to face institutional discipline for breaking the rules.

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      by Wisper on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 11:39:15 AM PDT

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