The University of California-Davis has an interesting twist on its nondiscrimination rule. In its definition of “religious discrimination” UC Davis goes out of its way to make clear that the policy protects all students regardless of their religious beliefs … unless those beliefs are Christian. Then you’re on your own. Here’s the text:

Religious/Spiritual Discrimination – The loss of power and privilege to those who do not practice the dominant culture’s religion. In the United States, this is institutionalized oppressions toward those who are not Christian. http://occr.ucdavis.edu/poc/glossary.html (emphasis added).

Thus, as today’s letter from ADF allied attorney Tim Swickard on behalf of over two dozen UC Davis students points out, at UC Davis “it would be an affirmative defense to a charge of religious discrimination for the perpetrator to prove that the victim was a Christian.”

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