Liberty University has banned its fledgling College Democrats club, saying the group stands against the conservative Christian school's moral principles.
Club President Brian Diaz said he was notified by e-mail last week that the club was being banned by the private Lynchburg university, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.
Mark Hine, vice president for student affairs, said in the e-mail that the Democratic Party violates the school's principles by supporting abortion, socialism and the agenda of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. called the club's recognition by the school "an oversight by an administrator" who didn't thoroughly consult school policy.