Saturday, April 23, 2016

Former Missouri State Student Sues After Being Expelled Over Religious Beliefs About Gays

The Associated Press and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today that a former Missouri State student, who was expelled from a Master's counseling program at the university, had filed suit against the university. The student, Andrew Cash, alleged that he was confronted after declaring that he would not counsel same-sex couples because their lifestyle violated his religious beliefs. He was allegedly forced to audit classes he had already passed and sent to remedial programs before finally being expelled in 2014. He had stated that he would counsel same-sex partners individually, but would not counsel them together, but would refer them to other counselors.

The Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriages in this country. The current battleground is over whether people such as counselors or bakers can be forced to serve same-sex couples.

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