It looks like Republicans are determined to make their tent as small as possible. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Virginia revoked its recognition of the campus Democratic Club, saying ““we are unable to lend support to a club whose parent organization stands against the moral principles held by” the university. The Club can no longer meet on campus, and cannot advertise its meetings on campus. Violators could be subject to expulsion.
The university VP of Student Affairs declared “The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine (supports abortion, federal funding of abortion, advocates repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, promotes the “LGBT” agenda, hate crimes, which include sexual orientation and gender identity, socialism, etc.).”
The chairman of the local chapter of the Democratic party responded “My issue with this is the statement that the Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine. They are essentially saying, ‘you cannot be a Christian and a Democrat.’”