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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Christianity Under Attack on Campuses

If you don't yet realize that Christianity is under attack in America, here is more evidence that might wake you up. Rollins College in central Florida has ruled that Christian student clubs that require their officers to be Christian are in violation of the college's "non-discrimination policy." Rollins College further ruled, as part of its non-discriminiation policy, that all Christian student groups that refuse to allow their leaders and officers to be non-Christian cannot receive any university funds normally given to student groups. The organization that was the victim of this ruling was the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. It's hard to believe, but the Rollins College board of trustees voted unanimously NOT to exempt this student organization from its ruling. This ruling means that the InterVarsity Chistian Fellowship can no longer receive funding and will no longer be recognized as an official campus organization.

Rollins College is not the first college to make such an offensive decision. Last year, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee adopted the same rule. These decisions are really hard to believe. Colleges that were founded as Christian institutions are now forbidden to have Christian leaders of student groups! Carol Swain, professor law and political science at Vanderbilt whom you may have seen sometime on TV interviews, publicly criticized these rulings. She said "This hastily conceived policy has the potential to destroy every religious organization on campus by secularizing religion and allowing intolerant conflict. Carried to its logical extension, it means that no organization can maintain integrity of beliefs."

I guess this ruling also means that a campus Republican Club must allow Democrats to serve as officers of the club? Maybe we can get the political groups to fight this battle for us.

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1 comment:

TruthSeekerActs92 said...

Yes, keepers of the way, we are under attack. First by those who are against the law and then from those who do not understand the law.

Christian - a term given to us by pagans for what they saw as arrogant crusaders for Christ that was against their beliefs. Where is the bible (ACTS 9:2) and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

We, as keepers of the promise may have to pay a high cost for the truth but the truth is freedom. The gay rights movement destroys our freedom of speech because we let them. They tell us it is hate to quote the bible while they continue to compare themselves to free slaves and disfranchised blacks. They fail to show one is a choice and one is a birth right.

How close are we to becoming another country that will be destroyed due to the desire for the acceptance of man vice seeking the approval for all things you do in the name of the Father.

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