Christian College Forms Board to Review Policy Prohibiting Homosexual Behavior

Gordon College Credit John PhelanSALEM, Mass. — A Christian college in Massachusetts has announced that it will take at least a year to review its policy prohibiting homosexual behavior in light of scrutiny from a local accreditation board.

Gordon College near Salem recently issued a statement that included an outline from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) following its discussion as to whether the college’s policy violates the organization’s accreditation standards. The policy also forbids fornication, drunkenness, profanity, blasphemy, lying and other behaviors that are contrary to biblical law.

“At its meeting on September 18, 2014, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education considered whether Gordon College’s traditional inclusion of ‘homosexual practice’ as a forbidden activity in its Statement on Life and Conduct was contrary to the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation,” the statement outlined.

The matter surrounds a letter that was submitted to Barack Obama this year that requested that a religious exemption be included in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which bars the government from contracting with “discriminatory” organizations. As previously reported, Gordon College President Michael Lindsay was among the numerous entities that signed the letter.

After Lindsay’s participation came to light, Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll sent a letter to Lindsay, advising that the school could no longer manage the Old Town Hall because it opposes sexual activities between those of the same gender. The NEASC soon followed in suggesting that the college’s policy could be problematic.

Now, Gordon College has advised that it will review its policy for the next twelve to eighteen months to consider whether or not it should be adjusted.

“The process will involve convening a working group of 20 representative trustees, faculty, administrators, staff and students to study the matter and conducting a series of robust discussions among a variety of Gordon constituencies to learn from them,” the statement read. “Any change in Gordon’s current policy is a responsibility of its Board of Trustees.”

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The college further outlined that, among other plans, “[o]ver the coming months the group will meet with different stakeholders (including alumni and supporters) and discuss the various dimensions of Gordon’s current practices and protocols as they relate to homosexuality. The group will also be reading a number of books and articles on various issues surrounding this topic and they will benefit from the insights of outside experts as well. Those trustees and administrators who are part of the group will share their observations and experiences with the full Board of Trustees at its winter meeting.”

The NEASC has requested that Gordon College then submit a report next September outlining its review process and its conclusions “to ensure that the College’s policies and procedures are non-discriminatory and that it ensures its ability to foster an atmosphere that respects and supports people of diverse characteristics and backgrounds.”

But Gordon College states that its accreditation “is not is not in jeopardy, as its admission and employment policies have always been in full compliance with the NEASC Standards for Accreditation and with nondiscrimination employment law.” It also declares that the college “remains as committed as ever to its foundational evangelical commitments and Christian educational mission.”

Nonetheless, some are concerned about what kind of conclusion the board of reviewers might reach.

“Surrendering to the spirit of this age may seem like prudence to some who would encourage Gordon College to go beyond the requests of its accrediting agency and drop its convictions on sexuality. But at what cost?” wrote Collin Hansen of the Gospel Coalition. “Meanwhile the one who ‘upholds the universe by the word of  His power’ (Heb. 1:3) told His disciples in the most famous sermon in human history, ‘Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in Heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.'”

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  • James Grimes

    What is to be discussed? A Christian college lives by biblical principles. The Bible commands that homosexual behavior is not to be tolerated. God did not issue this command as a talking point. It is an absolute command that cannot be compromised.

    Anyone who disagrees should not be given any credibility. No compromise!

    • Joe Sullivan

      No problem, it can be treated exactly like a church.
      It can also receive no government benefits, or government contracts, exactly as the law states.
      No problem.

      • Andy Ciucio

        Then so be it, they shouldn’t compromise or change the word of God. If that is their route then they should give up the church moniker. There is no compromising with God. If they were a true church then they would comply with God and not the ways of this world. Trust in God, do His will and He will provide. God Bless Joe.

        • Carrie Geren Scoggins

          They do not have to, the above individual is going by the old court ruling, not the Biblical core values new Federal Supreme Court ruling.

          I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

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          SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

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      • James Grimes

        What planet are you from? Oh, you must have thought I would be interested in your meaningless opinion. Silly man.

        • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ DavidHart-slowlyboiledfrog.com

          He happens to be correct. Accreditation is a requirement of Title IV (federal student aid).

          • Carrie Geren Scoggins

            They can not steal accreditation over religious tenets of faith, that is unlawful.

            I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

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            SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

            -Carrie Geren Scoggins

            END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

            my program now on webcast and YouTube

            [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

            End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

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            #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

          • jmichael39

            Hillsdale College is one of the best places to study in the country and they purposefully do not accept government money for tuition and purposefully keep their tuition much lower than most universities, especially private ones.

          • Wildflower

            Same with Grove City College in PA.

      • Carrie Geren Scoggins

        No, your wrong! They can not be discriminated against even with govt. funding, the laws have changed, the “legal right to adhere to Biblical core values,” is straight across the board.

        I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

        ————————————————————————————————————

        SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

        -Carrie Geren Scoggins

        END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

        my program now on webcast and YouTube

        [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

        End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

        http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

        #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

    • The Lone Ranger

      That’s Right MR. Grimes

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      The law protects their legal right to “adhere to Biblical core values” citing Romans chap 1 specifically!

      I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

      ————————————————————————————————————

      SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

      -Carrie Geren Scoggins

      END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

      my program now on webcast and YouTube

      [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

      End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

      http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

      #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

    • Richard Winger

      If it’s an absolute command, why didn’t Jesus say anything about it? Do Christians worship Jesus or Paul?

      • Pooua

        How many books did Jesus write?

        • jmichael39

          Jesus is God, He wrote them all. Jesus is the Word…He IS all of them.

      • James Grimes

        The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, and absolute Word of God. Whoever God used to write His inspired Word is to be trusted as God’s mouthpiece. If you cannot accept that, then the Bible will not make any sense to you.

        • Krauss Allie

          Actually Mr. Grimes, the Bible commands that homosexuals be stoned to death, so if you are remain true to your words, I can only assume you endorse their murder, correct? If not, please explain how you’re not picking and choosing here? You seem to be including only the first have of God’s law (Leviticus 20:13).

          I eagerly await your reply.

          Dr. Krauss

          • James Grimes

            Feel free to cast the first stone.

            BTW, I’m not interested in your atheist nonsense.

      • Frank

        Jesus did say something about it. Numerous times.

  • jmichael39

    well, its their choice…accreditation or God’s word. They will live with the consequences either way.

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      NO, they can not take their accreditation over religious tenets of faith.

      I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?
      ————————————————————————————————————

      SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

      -Carrie Geren Scoggins

      END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

      my program now on webcast and YouTube

      [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

      End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

      http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

      #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

  • robertzaccour

    It’s private property, they should have that right.

    • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ DavidHart-slowlyboiledfrog.com

      They do have the right. Accreditation is the voluntary process through peers. My guess is that, given a year to study the issue they will figure out a way to support the policy through their accreditation steering committee.

      Of course without accreditation there is no Title IV which would mean that they might as well shut the doors.

      • Carrie Geren Scoggins

        I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

        ————————————————————————————————————

        SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

        -Carrie Geren Scoggins

        END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

        my program now on webcast and YouTube

        [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

        End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

        http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

        #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      they do have the full legal right to adhere to Biblical core values without being discriminated against.

      I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

      ————————————————————————————————————

      SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

      -Carrie Geren Scoggins

      END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

      my program now on webcast and YouTube

      [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

      End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

      http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

      #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

  • William Mazeo

    Forbid getting drunk and sexual acts between straight people and nobody say anything.
    Forbid homosexual acts between gay people and everybody loses their mind.

    • Joe Sullivan

      “Fornication”, actually on the list, is not ALL “sexual acts between straight people”. In prude terms it’s non-married couples. Married couples can screw to their heart’s content… in private, only in missionary position of course.

      The difference is all in your false wording. Bearing false witness is a sin iirc.

      • Carrie Geren Scoggins

        I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

        ————————————————————————————————————

        SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

        -Carrie Geren Scoggins

        END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

        my program now on webcast and YouTube

        [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

        End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

        http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

        #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      Their core values are their own, they set their own standard of what their “Biblical core values” are, they do not have to fit yours to still be protected by law.

      I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

      ————————————————————————————————————

      SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

      -Carrie Geren Scoggins

      END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

      my program now on webcast and YouTube

      [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

      End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

      http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

      #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

  • Jeff Tilley

    This is only the first ripple of what will become the tsunami. The gay agenda is to have homosexual behavior completely normalized. In doing so, it will be mandatory that biblical principles be abandoned or ignored. Since traditional understanding of biblical law is that anything outside of heterosexual marriage is fornication – to include ANY AND ALL homosexual sexual activity – then prohibitions on all fornication must be abandoned. In their new found powers to enforce their own cultural beliefs upon the rest of us, the newly empowered homos will have no mercy in their enforcement of the new standards. Those who oppose them – listen to me – will be imprisoned, tortured or murdered.

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

      ————————————————————————————————–

      SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

      -Carrie Geren Scoggins

      END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

      my program now on webcast and YouTube

      [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

      End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

      http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

      #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

  • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ DavidHart-slowlyboiledfrog.com

    This reflects a complete misunderstanding of accreditation as it relates to Title IV – http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/2014/10/can-they-at-least-try-to-get-gordon.html

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

      ————————————————————————————————————

      SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

      -Carrie Geren Scoggins

      END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

      my program now on webcast and YouTube

      [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

      End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

      http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

      #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

    END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter, my program now on webcast and YouTube [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

    ————————————————————————————————————

    SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

    -Carrie Geren Scoggins

    END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

    my program now on webcast and YouTube

    [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

  • BarkingDawg

    they must be having trouble attracting paying students.

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      No, it is the Christian hating homosexual Democrat liberals trying to force them to conform, leave their faith, or be out of business, AND SINCE THE LAW SAYS THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, IT IS TIME TO SUE THE DEMOCRATS.

      I have written Christian News before, so they know that the Biblical core values ruling in the Federal Supreme Court would prevent any University from losing accreditation, so why are they not noting this in their articles? Do they not want the public to know this truth in order to prepare for when this civil rights violation comes to their local college?

      ————————————————————————————————————

      SINCE THE LAW STATES THAT THEY HAVE A “LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO BIBLICAL CORE VALUES” COUPLED WITH THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT GIVING RELIGION PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, THEY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR ACCREDITATION FROM THEM OVER RELIGIOUS TENETS OF FAITH, THEY NEED TO FILE SUIT INSTEAD. This, as well as the legislation passed that Christian churches and groups can not be sued for discrimination, and the language in that hearing as well. The ruling to note is the legal right to adhere to BIBLICAL core values.

      -Carrie Geren Scoggins

      END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS UPDATE, Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter,

      my program now on webcast and YouTube

      [includes Christian civil rights news, court precedents, end times events, news and commentary.]

      End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins…

      http://christiannews.net/2014/10/12/christian-college-forms-board-to-review-policy-prohibiting-homosexual-behavior/

      #Massachusetts #Gordon #Gordoncollege #carriegerenscoggins #carriescoggins #ACLJ #Christian #duckdynasty #civilrights #college #universities #Christiancolleges #Christianuniversities

    • The Last Trump

      Probably getting a little nervous concerning the frenzy of LGBT lawsuit addicts with nothing better to do than target Christian groups and supporters. Speaking of which, what the heck are you still doing in the Christian News, you closet Christian you! Ready to convert?

      • BarkingDawg

        There has been a sea change in the legal status of LGBT people on the past 5 years.

        The school absolutly needs to update its policies in light of these changes.

        200 years ago, slavery was a legal and accepted practice.

        It’s time to stop vilifying LGBT.

        Drop it and move on.

        • Gary

          The school needs to keep its policy as it is. There is nothing of value to be gained by trying to please wicked people like you.

        • The Last Trump

          I agree. In recent years a lot of really bad decisions have been made that are clearly ripping America apart. Drop it though? That’s funny! The LGBT community doesn’t drop it, do they? And so new laws are passed every day and the definition of marriage changes by the second. The majority just needs to stop sitting on their hands and change things back again. Sooooo….not here to convert then? Just keep coming back to see us. There’s hope for you yet!

  • whitedove

    we just prayed that the Holy Spirit will minister to this College it’s board members and financial backers they don’t need to a credited by anyone but God give them Holy Ghost wisdom and favor Lord to do the right godly thing. I am a Rhema graduate and they stand on the word of God for favor and growth they are world wide thousands of churches and other Rhema schools through out the world WHY!! the growth they were obedient to the WOG. We are living in hard times but also glorious times. The Lord is coming soon and we gonna be tested Who you gonna believe the world or HIM, Who supplies your needs Phil 4:19, how you gonna do this Phil 4:13
    God’s strength think about it folks also IF you love God go to a Christian college, why would you want to be caught up in homosexual or lying. WHICH is the Father’s eyes are the same, unfortunately homosexual behavior is pointed out a lot more then little white lies but God said ” all # ^ * and all lier’s shall have part in the lake of fire, so we best be lifting one another up before the Lord to overcome OUR sins, it is one thing to blow it and OH MY LORD forgive attitude, HE sees your heart, and forgives. but to have this continual sinful behavior and i don’t give a crap attitude best hit the knees HE is watching and waiting on us Draw nigh to HIM THEN HE will draw night to you be blessed

  • whitedove

    all “rights” are being challenged there will be a day like right now beheadings persecutions arrested for a bible studies you name it we have no Christian leaders to speak of need to Ps. 37:1- Delight, Fret not, Commit read it folks best have our faith Romans 12: 1 & 2 read it

  • Jeffery Kinkead

    There is a cost to following Christ. The cost here in America has been quickly rising as of late. Soon the cost will be our livelihood and/or our life!

  • Elizabeth Neely

    stand your ground dont let anyone back you down !!

  • Eggshan

    If Christianity is to survive in the West, Christians are going to have to shelve the whole “turn the other cheek / love thy enemy” thing they’ve had going for the past several generations, time to dust off the ole “eye for an eye, tooth for tooth” and start “fashoining some reeds and upsetting some tables”!

    • Gary

      The people who do the accrediting are obviously a group of pro-homosexual non-Christians. This issue has nothing to do with academics. It is all about the promotion and legitimizing of homosexuals. Never lower your standards to please infidels.

  • Gary

    Gordon College has a real opportunity here to do what is right. This matter does not require more than five minutes of study. They should issue a statement this week that says they have reviewed their policy and found it to be in accord with the Bible and they will not be making any adjustments. But, if they try to please the heathen by lessening their standards, they will find that the heathen will not be satisfied with that and will demand other concessions. Just do what is right and if the heathen don’t like it, they can do what heathen do. Gordon College would bring more glory to God to shut their doors rather than compromise their morals.

    • anados

      Let’s pray they’re just buying time with their 12 – 18 month “study” to prepare for whatever fallout comes from taking a righteous stance.

      • Gary

        Maybe they should have said they are going to study the situation for thirty years.

  • NNNNNNNNNNoooClintonplz

    If they sanction homosexual behavior then take the name Christian from them. THAT is all I ask. IT is not Biblical so why do they endorse it? And if you cannot have any govt funds to real Christian colleges make sure no Muslim or Jewish or ANY other type of religious school gets them either. That should cool some liberal jets on this issue.

  • Art Hernandez

    My God, is there no safe haven for Christians, even at a Christian college?

  • gatekeeper96740

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    outdoor surface, usually circular and paved, or 2) inside a building
    with a smooth floor of earth, stone or wood where a farmer would thresh the grain harvest and then winnow it.

  • Camery

    No matter how difficult it may be to choose, if a choice can be made, there is a right and a wrong choice. Homosexual behavior is a choice and the scripture below verifies that. You should never compromise;

    Leviticus 18:22
    Thou shalt not lie with mankind,
    as with womankind: it is abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13
    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman,

    both of them have committed an abomination:
    they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    1Corinthians 6:9

    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
    effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

    1Timothy 1:10
    For whore mongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind,
    for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any
    other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

    Romans 1:24-32
    24
    Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of
    their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
    25

    Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the
    creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    26

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their
    women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    27

    And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned
    in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is
    unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error
    which was meet.
    28

    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave
    them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
    convenient;
    29

    Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,
    covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit,
    malignity; whisperers,
    30
    Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of
    evil things, disobedient to parents,
    31
    Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection,
    implacable, unmerciful:
    32

    Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Heaven has room for all forgiven homosexuals just as all of us need and receive forgiveness. To compromise such a thing as that will be followed with every kind of fornication. To be forgiven means to turn from our wicked ways. God does not allow for compromises.

  • TRUTHisABSOLUTE

    What does a school’s expectations of their students’ code of conduct have to do with the value of the education to be had at that school?

    NOTHING!

    This issue will hopefully devalue the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ (NEASC) authority, as it is evidently not concerned with the assessment and value of academics so much as with its arbitrary compulsion of social conformity.

    … and they call evil good and good evil!