Saturday, January 17, 2015

Illinois Bible Colleges Sue Over Rules On Granting Degrees

AP reports that a lawsuit was filed in Illinois federal district court yesterday by the Illinois Bible Colleges Association challenging Illinois Board of Higher Education rules that prevent Bible colleges from awarding full-fledged "degrees" to their graduates.  They can only award "diplomas" or "certificates" since the religious schools do not offer full collegiate curriculums. The schools say that the state is violating their free exercise and speech rights, as well as ignoring the Establishment Clause, by imposing the regulations on them.