A Northern Illinois University Advocacy Group, Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), has been denied recognition by their Student Association Senate, and could be effectively banned from campus. Some ambivalent language about the difference between “advocacy” and “political” groups stands in there way. The politicizing is heating up! Find out how it affects religious groups as well (watch out Catholics!).
According to the Daily Caller,
questions are being raised about the school’s definition of student organization, which appears to cover pro-choice and antiwar groups but not religious-tolerance organizations and pro-marijuana legalization advocates.
Northern Illinois’ definition of “political and religious” and “social justice, advocacy” groups means organizations like the NIU Atheists, Agnostics, and Free Thinkers; Advocates for Choice; and Campus Antiwar Network have access to funds to promote their causes. Those denied funding include Christian, Jewish, and Muslim organizations; the Model U.N.; and the Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife.
They’re pissing every religion off, but those crazy secularists are getting straight PAID. I don’t really have much to add to this story, as I’m not in college.
However, the best part about this whole story (sorry to perpetuate a marijuana stereotype), but they finish with a line about SSDP Chapter President Jeremy Orbach that made me giggle.
“Orbach, who has put all his time and effort into this real-world civics class, said he is suffering academically but considers the fight an important one for marijuana advocates.”
Sure, it’s his real world fight for marijuana advocates that’s leading to shitty grades. Couldn’t have anything to do with all that blunt smoke blocking his neurotransmitters?
Haha. I am obviously speaking in jest, as this is a pro-marijuana blog (feel free to overreact in the comments). The one thing we can glean from this sordid affair: campus bureaucracy mimics real life–only worse.
They should just chillax and listen to the cool rhyme stylings of Digable Planets.
Pic Via e-toke.
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