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  •  That would be fine... (0+ / 0-)

    if Boston College didn't take funding from the federal government, didn't accept students who have federally insured student loans, and didn't accept grants from various bodies like the CDC...'

    so if this is a totally Catholic institution...then maybe they should just forego funding from US taxpayers.

    But, your arguments tend to ignore the reality of " private institutions " engaging in discriminatory practices, when none of these socalled private colleges could exists without subsidies from US tax payers, as wells as billions in dollars in grants paid for the federal and state government.

    •  accepting (1+ / 0-)
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      federal grants doesn't transform an institution into an arm of the government, nor does doing so somehow cede control of that institution to the whims of tax payers.

      also, where is boston college engaging in discriminatory practices? i haven't heard about this.

    •  nanorich - this issue has been well litigated (0+ / 0-)

      Accepting federal student aid, as well as research grants, do not turn private universities into public colleges. There is no legal basis for that view.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:52:21 AM PDT

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    •  That is a horrific idea (0+ / 0-)

      As an ardent supporter of the crystal clear inviolate separation of Church and State, what you are proposing is a very very bad idea.

      Religious institutions should, and do, have a right to be treated equally with secular institutions offering similar services (ie, post-secondary education).  The religious institution does not forfeit its religious rights by accepting funds or cooperating with the State; just as the State does not endorse or become obligated to religious principles for providing funds or cooperating with an institution.

      This has been litigated many many many times and needs to stay the way it is.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 11:52:35 AM PDT

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