College of the Ozarks is appealing their dismissed lawsuit against the Biden administration to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The school believes a recent directive from the Biden administration to HUD will require the school to allow situations like men living in women’s dorms, and using women’s shower facilities and restrooms.
“We will not let a radical executive order or agency directive strip us of our core religious values and force us to allow members of the opposite sex to infiltrate our women’s dorms and showers,” College of the Ozarks President Jerry Davis said in a statement. “The Biden administration overstepped the boundaries of our constitutionally protected religious freedoms.”
The school is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom who said in a statement it’s unconstitutional to force religious schools to violate their sincerely held beliefs on issues such as sexuality.
“President Biden is punishing religious schools, organizations, and churches simply because of their beliefs about marriage and biological sex,” ADF Senior Counsel Julie Marie Blake said in a statement. “Schools like the College of the Ozarks are free to follow the faith tradition they represent. That’s why we are asking the 8th Circuit to halt enforcement of this unconstitutional directive while our lawsuit proceeds.”