|A Christian College in New England has been threatened to either endorse homose xual sin as normal, or lose its academic accreditation.|
“The regional body that accredits colleges and universities has given Gordon College a year to report back about a campus policy on homosexuality, one that may be in violation of accreditation standards,” reports the Boston Business Journal.
“The higher education commission of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges met last week and ‘considered whether Gordon College’s traditional inclusion of ‘homosexual practice’ as a forbidden activity’ runs afoul of the commission’s standards for accreditation, according to a joint statement from NEASC and Gordon College.
“The commission asked Gordon College to submit a report next September. The report should describe the process by which the college has approached its review of the policy ‘to ensure that the College’s policies and procedures are non-discriminatory,’ the statement said.”
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The College, however, has taken a stand for the Bible and thus far will not compromise.
“In our statement of faith and conduct we affirm God’s creation of marriage, first described in Genesis, as the intended lifelong one-flesh union of one man and one woman. Along with this positive affirmation of marriage as a male-female union, there are clear prohibitions in the Scriptures against sexual relations between persons of the same sex,” the College stated last year.
“The Gordon community is expected to refrain from any sexual intercourse—heterosexual or homosexual; premarital or extramarital—outside of the marriage covenant.”
[Dr. Chaps’ comment: Christians are told, either bow to Satan, or lose the governernment’s stamp of approval? Easy choice. Government approval of Christian colleges must never depend on our willingness to sin. True leaders bow only to Christ, never to sin.]
This will repeat in all 50 states if ENDA becomes law. Let’s petition Congress:
Christian farmers fined $13,000 for refusing to host gay “wedding”
A Christian “husband and wife who were fined $13,000 and told they could not discriminate against same-sex couples after refusing to allow a gay wedding [in their own house] on their New York farm have announced that they will ‘no longer host any wedding ceremonies on their property,'” reports The Blaze.
“‘Going forward, [Cynthia and Robert Gifford] have decided to no longer host any wedding ceremonies on their property (other than the ones already under contract),’ wrote Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney James Trainor.
“A judge ruled earlier this month that the Giffords’ farm is a public accommodation because they rent their space out, and they therefore must abide by New York anti-discrimination law.”
“Since the order essentially compelled them to do all ceremonies or none at all, they have chosen the latter in order to stay true to their religious convictions, even though it will likely hurt their business in the short run,” Trainor said.
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“The move comes after Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, a lesbian couple, approached Cynthia and Robert Giffords in 2012 and inquired about holding their nuptials at the Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, New York…
“A judge subsequently ruled in [the lesbians’] favor, rejecting the [Christians’] argument that the family owns a private business that is legally permitted to issue such refusals.
“Pares ordered that the Giffordses must abide by anti-discrimination regulations under New York’s Human Rights Law and must pay a $10,000 fine, as well as an additional $1,500 each to McCarthy and Erwin, Religion News Service reported.”
[Dr. Chaps’ comment: Christians are fined $13,000 and may no longer celebrate the Christian sacrament of marriage in their own home, unless they also host lesbian weddings. Literally the court is banning Christian worship, saying these Christian farmers cannot worship Christ during a wedding, unless they also worship and participate equally in sodomy in their own home. They are now coming into our homes, and dictating our worship. This unconstitutional policy, to punish Christians (with no religious exemptions) will be law in all 50 states, if ENDA is passed.]
Let’s petition Congress to DEFEAT the ENDA law to punish and fine Christians.
Gay Congressman: “No Religious Exemptions” for Christians
The openly homose xual Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) just introduced a revised bill to force Christian employers and business owners to hire and promote homose xuals with ZERO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS for Christians who want to opt out.
Polis “wants sexual orientation and gender identity treated the same way as race, religion, sex, and national origin, when it comes to employment protections,” claims the Advocate, under the headline “Polis trims ENDA’s religious exemption.”
He “essentially rewrites ENDA’s religious exemption as part of an effort to force a vote on the stalled legislation.”
In other words, because they failed to pass a bill to punish some Christians with weak religious exemptions, Democrats new strategy is to punish all Christians with NO exemptions.
Polis’ latest attempt to punish Christians “is part of a legislative strategy known as a discharge petition, which seeks to secure a majority of House votes in favor of considering the legislation. The aim is to essentially override the speaker’s refusal to bring the bill out of committee.”
“In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby, [homose xual] groups have become increasingly critical of the religious exemption language in the ENDA version passed by the Senate in November and set to be considered by the House.
“Earlier this month, eight major [homose xual] groups formally dropped their support for ENDA, citing what they believe were overly broad exemptions for religious organizations to ignore the bill’s protections for [homose xual] employees.”
Let’s petition Congress to DEFEAT the ENDA bill in Congress.
Friends, their version of tolerance now requires bankrupting Christian employers, or any public restaurant or retail store that refuses men full access to women’s bathrooms. We must take action to stop ENDA from becoming law.
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