Troy University faith-based dorm under fire for alleged Christian bias

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is pushing a public university in Alabama to abandon its plans to open a residence hall for religious students.

The website of Troy University indicates the new dorm, named the Newman Center, is non-denominational and meant for students "who want to engage in dialogue about spirituality."

"Students from all walks of faith, as well as those who have not professed a faith, are welcome," the website says. But the FFRF, based in Madison, Wis., worries the dorm is really meant for Christians, a designation that would violate both state and federal housing laws.

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