Tea Party activists have innovative ways of applying Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, traditionally used by progressive groups to promote their agendas.

Perhaps a Christian fraternity battling to open at Yale University would benefit from applying “RULE 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” 

It seems that the group may be denied official recognition by the university, as well as student group funding, because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. However, different rules apply to other groups, apparently based on a “protected class” system. T

he College Fix has the details:

A new Christian fraternity hoping to gain official recognition at Yale has caused a firestorm of controversy because it won’t enroll nonbelievers, and thus may not be granted official recognition from administrators because of this alleged discrimination – this despite the fact that the fraternity allows nonmembers to attend its social events.

Meanwhile campus groups such as Yale Law Women can exclude men. Go figure.

An article by Catherine Rogers  on WORLD on campus notes that:

Yale’s policy bans all groups affiliated with the university from discrimination based on “sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin,” although groups like Yale Law Women exclude men. Similarly, BYX – the largest Christian fraternity in the country – requires its brothers to be practicing Christians.

While BYX restricts membership to Christians, it does not exclude non-Christians from the group’s social events. At Yale, BYX members hope to strengthen the Christian community, but also provide a social alternative to traditional Greek activities for anyone who is interested. Since the chapter’s initiation ceremony on Aug. 27, its eight members have partnered with other Christian groups on campus to host two non-alcoholic social events. The first attracted 30 attendees and the second close to 60, said sophomore Victor Hicks, the BYX chapter president.

Hicks founded the chapter at Yale because he believed some freshmen felt pressured to drink and sacrifice their morals to have a good time on the weekends and fit in with a group of friends. He hopes BYX will be a place where students can enjoy a different kind of social activity than what other Greek chapters offer. But he wants to maintain good relationships with other fraternity heads.

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Hypocrisy 101 (The College Fix)