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-Gordon College: A ‘Pro-Homosexual Test’ for Accreditation?

by Dr. D ~ February 4th, 2015


There now seems to be a ‘pro-homosexual test’ for college and university accreditation in the northeast under the guise of ‘discrimination’ which trumps religious liberty.  The prime example is the continuing persecution of a Christian college just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. We have posted about the case of Gordon College before.

Many Christian colleges have codes of conduct in place for students and employees and Gordon College’s code is similar to hundreds of evangelical institutions across America. The rules at that evangelical college includes obtaining from sexual relations outside of marriage. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has ruled that policy as discriminatory against homosexuals. The college has been put on notice that it has less than a year to change the policy or lose its accreditation which is tantamount to a ‘death sentence’ for an institution of higher learning.

Not only is the very existence of the college under threat, but a local school district has now refused to accept student teachers from the college over the controversy. So now the institution’s teacher education is also in jeopardy.

Here’s a recent article about this situation in the Christian Post: “The Persecution of Gordon College

Response: If the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is allowed to impose a ‘pro-homosexual test’ for accreditation on Gordon College than all other Christian institutions of higher learning in New England will be in jeopardy and the precedence could eventually affect all Christian colleges and universities around the country.

Christians around the country need to seek out their Congressional representatives and ask them to put pressure on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Department of Education which recognizes the accreditation bodies around the country. A ‘pro-homosexual test’ cannot be allow to trump religious liberty and Christian higher education in America. We have until September to take action.             *Top

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4 Responses to -Gordon College: A ‘Pro-Homosexual Test’ for Accreditation?

  1. Steve Anderson

    As President (Gordon College) Lindsay recently noted:

    “Contrary to recent media reports, Gordon’s accreditation 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, which has been in place in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1989.”

  2. Dr. D

    Thanks Steve, What President Lindsay said under normal circumstances should be true since their academic environment is also strong. But the Joint statement issued by the college and the NEASC leaves a cloud over the whole situation until September.

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