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GEORGIA: Anti-Gay Student Loses Suit Over Refusal To Attend Diversity Program

A federal appeals court has ruled that Augusta State University was allowed to expel counseling student Jennifer Keeton for refusing to attend a diversity program. Keeton claims that her anti-gay religious convictions would not allow her to take the course, which was required for graduation.
In its ruling on Friday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed with the district court, ruling that because Ms. Keeton was unlikely to prevail in her lawsuit, a court order for her at this stage was unwarranted. The court noted that the requirements of the counseling program—needed for its continued accreditation and compliance with the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics—are similar to the rules for judges, who must apply laws even if they consider them erroneous. “In seeking to evade the curricular requirement that she not impose her moral values on clients,” the court said, “Keeton is looking for preferential, not equal, treatment.”
Love that last line! And get ready for Keeton's canonization by the martyr-hungry hate industry.

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