“I’ve had experience with both IV and CCC, and the comment someone made earlier about how invasive they are is spot-on. They try to take over your whole life – your time, your social circle, your reading material, etc.
The main difference between those two groups seems to be that CCC comes right out of the gate with the less popular material (Creationism, anti-gay messages, very aggressive evangelism, non-Christians doomed to Hell, etc.) whereas Intervarsity believes all that but keeps it under wraps (to a degree anyway) to attract more students.”
“I was a member of InterVarsity. In fact, I was even an officer, which meant I had to sign a card saying I agreed with their statement of faith. In truth, I joined because I was lonely and felt alienated – not an uncommon feeling for a college freshman, though I didn’t know that at the time. I was looking for a place to belong. Because I didn’t believe in Jesus I never really felt comfortable, but I met some nice people and still stay in touch with a couple of them. I’ve fessed up to them about why I joined InterVaristy and what my beliefs are now. We’re still friendly, though I don’t know how much of that is because they are hoping to save my soul.”
Anonymous submission: A screenshot of a post on social media app “Wildfire” for the UC Davis community. The post’s author expresses her frustration at an Intervarsity (IV) leader’s reaction to her bi-sexuality.
“I was a member of IVCS, and an officer. At the end of the semester the leader for our area came over because they didn’t have me fill out the forms, including one that stated that I believed that the bible was inerrant. I refused to sign that, and he said that I should never have been an officer, and I basically said “I guess I just can’t fit in with you”
“I was pressured to leave my small group after becoming public about my relationship with my current boyfriend (I am a male). No public words telling me to leave were given but I was promptly left out of all communication about events activities and the leadership position i was supposed to interview for was suddenly “taken” and they told me I am “under-qualified”. It was bullshit to cover up for their anti-LGBTQ views and policies against students.” – JT, ’20
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