- If he is, indeed, an employee of the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is he getting paid at least minimum wage for all those hours? At a minimum wage of $5.15/hr, is Lance making $865.20/week as a college junior? I know many college graduates that are not making that much!
- If Lance were enrolled in the school’s theology course, wouldn’t this prohibit him from studying for any homework or tests with any study group in his dorm room?
- If the solution is that he should do his studying outside the dorm building, doesn’t that make him less accessible to the dorm residents seeking his help?
- Finally, note only does this go against the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion ("no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"), but it also goes against another 1st Amendment right – freedom of assembly ("the right of the people peaceably to assemble").
I’m glad that the university is noticing that their policy doesn’t even agree with other schools in the UW system. Hopefully, this ridiculous policy will not have to be battled out in the courts.
BTW, while I’ve got you reading the Constitution, please tell me where the phrase "separation of church and state" is in the Constitution.