Gordon College, a Christian college in Massachusetts, is under fire for it’s ban on “homosexual practice.” After much protest on the policy, the school announced that an internal board will review the rules over the next “12 to 18 months.”
You can read the full statement from the board here:
Gordon College made national headlines over the summer when their President, D. Michael Lindsay, signed a letter to Barack Obama along with other Christian leaders. The letter asked the President to allow faith-based institutions that receive state funding an exemption from hiring people in same-sex relationships.
Needless to say, liberals were not pleased.
The letter put Gordon College on libtard’s radar, which could explain why the policy is now under review. Lindsay, however, says that many have misunderstood the policy, pointing out that homosexuality is far from the only thing the school bans.
In actuality, the policy reads: “Those acts which are expressly forbidden in Scripture, including but not limited to blasphemy, profanity, dishonesty, theft, drunkenness, sexual relations outside marriage, and homosexual practice, will not be tolerated in the lives of Gordon community members, either on or off campus.”
Of course, liberals are choosing to ignore that the school also bans sex outside of marriage for straight couples.
“We have had gay employees, we have had gay students … the only think we require is that they can support our statement of faith and that they are willing to [comply by the conduct rules],” Lindsay told The Blaze.
Despite the board’s announcement, Lindsay is not worried that they will get rid of the policy altogether, saying there is a zero percent chance that they will lose accreditation.
“They are not reviewing out accreditation. They do want to hear how the college is responding to this media attention,” he said. “I have every indication that their primary concern is to ensure that our students are well-cared for and that we are in alignment with our mission statement.”
After all the scrutiny Gordon College has received over the last few months, Lindsay has learned the hard way how difficult life can be for Christian organizations in modern America.
“What’s become obvious to me is it’s going to be increasingly hard for faith-based institutions to be able to talk about their concerns and those [are the] kinds of challenges all of us will face.”
H/T: The Blaze