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C.C. of Baltimore County Instructs Applicants to Leave Thoughts Out of the Interview Process - FIRE
Brandon Jenkins was rejected from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in 2013 following an interview for admission in which he was asked, “What is the most important thing to you,” and answered, “My God.” After receiving an email from an administrator explaining that his chosen field—radiation therapy—“is not the place for religion,” Jenkins sued the college in federal court, alleging he was discriminated against based on his viewpoint and his religion, in violation of the First Amendment. While the case is still underway, the administrator’s message is an alarming example of just how hostile some institutions of higher …