The governor said the UNL had invited “much more controversial speakers” to campus and urged Chancellor Ronnie Green “to step in and set policies to end this kind of discrimination and send the message that all views, including Christian values, are welcome “.
Pillen said the UNL must change its policy if the allegation made by Ratio Christi is true.
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“If students or groups of students have not been given the opportunity to access University Programs Council funds due to religious discrimination, this is unacceptable,” he said.
After declining to comment earlier this week, the UNL reiterated “all views are welcome,” and said it had a variety of speakers on its campus “from all ideological, religious and religious backgrounds. Politics”.
There are several sources of funds that the University Program Board uses to pay for these lecturers, said Deb Fiddelke, UNL’s communications manager.
The Fund Allocation Committee, which denied Ratio Christi’s request, is a student-led process that oversees a $ 10,000 event fund, which is part of the $ 270,000 managed by the University Program Board. to organize events at UNL.
Fiddelke said the University Program Board had already approved funding for two previous Ratio Christi events that had brought speakers to UNL since the group was organized in 2018.