I was skeptical when I saw this post by Josh Encinias at National Review until I read it. The comments from the school’s program director are pretty clear.

Baltimore Man Claims College Rejected Him Because of His Religious Beliefs

A prospective student of the Community College of Baltimore County sued school officials in federal court this week on the grounds that the college rejected him because of his religious beliefs.

Jenkins’s lawsuit says that during his entrance interview with the radiation-therapy program at CCBC, he was asked what is most important to him, and he answered “my God.”

College officials rejected Jenkins shortly after, and he asked the program director for an explanation. The program director told Jenkins by e-mail that other students had higher grade-point averages, and cited “other reasons” for rejecting him.

“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,” program director Adrienne Dougherty wrote. “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.”

The Baltimore Sun contacted CCBC spokeswoman Hope Davis, who said she couldn’t comment on the case but emphasized that the college is committed to diversity.