Turning Point USA (TPUSA) was founded in 2012 and is an organization that tries to teach the concepts of free markets, limited government and fiscal responsibility. The club applied to Wartburg College, Iowa, for official blub recognition and permission to operate on the campus.
Even though Wartburg claims to be affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Turning Point’s application was turned down by the college. Allegedly, the school says the club does not reflect the school’s mission, which evidently the school has also forgotten, as it states they are dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for future lives in leadership and service as an expression of their faith.
(Constitution.com) – An Iowa college’s student government rejected a conservative club’s application to operate because the organization allegedly didn’t conform to the school’s mission.
After Wartburg College’s prospective Turning Point USA (TPUSA) chapter applied for official club status, the group was denied the right to operate on campus. Founded in 2012, TPUSA is a non-profit organization that seeks to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government, according to the national group’s website.
“The Student Senate body were concerned that the values of Turning Point, as evidenced by expressed tactics, were not in line with the values of Wartburg College,” Daniel Kittle said, reported Campus Reform on Friday.
Kittle wrote in an email to members of the club that he would be happy to work with students to advance a “new student organization that supports their agenda to increase conservative dialogue.” …
The denial of an alleged Christian college of an organization that teaches important lessons and values in a conservative nature helps to demonstrate just how far many Christians and Christian schools, churches and organizations have fallen away from the truths found in Scripture.