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Calif Universities Can Reject Christian Courses

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A federal appeals court ruled last week that the University of California system can refuse to accept courses taught at Christian high schools as valid credit.

The University of California refused to certify courses on subjects like creationism, spurring a lawsuit from the Calvary Chapel Christian School in Murrieta, Calif., and the Association of Christian Schools International.

"The district court correctly determined that UC's rejections of the Calvary courses were reasonable and did not constitute viewpoint discrimination," the ninth U.S. circuit court of appeals ruled. "UC's policy and its individual course decisions are not based on religion, but on whether a high school course is college preparatory."

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Neal Broverman

Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.