A man is suing a Baltimore community college after it rejected him for mentioning God in an admission interview. Attention God’s Not Dead producers! You have a sequel!
In all seriousness, this case is weird. The man in question—Brandon Jenkins—encountered trouble while trying to enter the Community College of Baltimore’s radiation program. He was asked in his written interview, “What is the most important thing to you?” and he answered with “My God.” After was rejected from the process, and after he had asked for an explanation, the college offered this:
“I understand that religion is a major part of your life and that was evident in your recommendation letters, however, this field is not the place for religion. We have many patients who come to us for treatment from many different religions and some who believe in nothing. If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process.”
Jenkins had a criminal record and his GPA wasn’t as high as a few others interviewing for the slots. Nevertheless the email has caused him to believe he was discriminated against because of his religious beliefs—wonder where he’d get that idea!—and his counsel is asking he be admitted into the program (as well as awarded unspecified damages).
Seriously, God’s Not Dead producers: you made a movie with Hercules for like $45 and it’ll end up grossing $100 mil. THIS IS YOUR SEQUEL.
[H/T: Opposing Views]