Was This Man Rejected From College Because He Mentioned God In an Interview?

A very troubling allegation is being made by Brandon Jenkins, who was interviewing for the Community College of Baltimore’s radiation therapy program. He says that one of the interview questions was “What is the most important thing to you?” He answered, “My God” and was rejected shortly afterward. It could be a coincidence, but Jenkins says he reached out to program director Adrienne Dougherty for an explanation, who informed him that his GPA score was lower than those of the other candidates. But she also included this note:

“I understand that religion is a major part of your life and that was evident in your recommendation letters, however, this field is not the place for religion. We have many patients who come to us for treatment from many different religions and some who believe in nothing. If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process.”

The school’s attorney says that the program felt that since Jenkins was pursuing the program “on behalf of God or others” instead of his own passion, he was ill-suited for the program—which doesn’t particularly make any sense. The lawyer also pointed out that Jenkins has a criminal record which includes drug charges, which might make it a bit more sense, but none of that takes away the pretty problematic note he received about his religion …

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