So, what would you say if I told you a Muslim couldn't get a degree because of his religion? That even though his work was impeccable, he would be barred from academia for his religious beliefs?
You would rightfully say that's ridiculous, and a very clear example of religious bigotry.
What's that? It's only Christians who might get their degrees withheld? Oh, good. I thought there might be bigotry going on.