Shippensburg, Religious Student Group Settle Lawsuit

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Attorneys for Shippensburg University and a religious student group have settled the group's claim that the school violated its free-speech rights.

The Christian Fellowship claimed in a federal lawsuit that it
had been threatened with being shut down because it requires
members to be Christians and its president to be a man.

The Alliance Defense Fund says the lawsuit stemmed from the Christian Fellowship's expulsion from campus by Shippensburg's
Student Senate in February in a dispute over its membership and
leadership requirements.

Christian Fellowship was later told it could resume operations. The ADF says the university "has agreed to correct the policies and respect the constitutional rights of its students." Shippensburg confirms the suit has been settled.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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