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Christian college’s accreditation threatened over adherence to Christian moral values

27 Sep

WINTERY KNIGHT

If you are a Christian, then you take Bible as an authority in sexual matters. That means no sex before marriage. And no sex outside marriage. Period.

Check out this article from Boston Business Journal.

Excerpt:

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.

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…

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14 responses to “Christian college’s accreditation threatened over adherence to Christian moral values

  1. washort

    September 28, 2014 at 1:24 am

    As a couple people have pointed out, the primary weakness of various Reformed denominations is requiring their pastors to be graduates of an accredited school… Surrendering the criteria of legitimacy to your enemies is pretty bad strategy.

     
  2. Will S.

    September 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Agreed. They might want to rethink that…

     
  3. feeriker

    September 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I guess the good news is that considering how generally worthless both a college education AND the bodies that “accredit” colleges are these days, the crux of this problem is one that not very many people should be losing sleep over (people also need to remember that learning is not only not synonymous with, but is often the polar opposite of, both “school” and “education”).

    Washort’s point is well taken too; Gordon College needs to tell the NEASC, in the most “Christian” way possible, to go fornicate with itself.

     
  4. Will S.

    September 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    🙂

    Indeed.

     
  5. Eric

    September 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Will:
    I would be tempted to turn the tables on the State Board, by saying something like this:

    “Our school policy doesn’t permit sex outside of marriage. So we can accept fags, if they are married. But since we’re a denominational school, they have to be married within our church.”

    State: “But your church doesn’t perform gay marriages.”

    “Oh, well…”

     
    • Will S.

      September 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      @ Eric: That works. 🙂

      @ Eric: Indeed, and then there’s the model of the Irish ‘hedge’ schools:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedge_school

      The difficulty, of course, is getting corporations on board, in terms of them recognizing such educational credentials; they are likely to reject anything not state-approved.

      Of course, if the aim is to simply educate, without regard to whether or not the credentials are recognized, then it doesn’t matter.

      And if worst comes to worst, and we do end up with the situation of all Christian-owned businesses being boycotted by those on the opposite side of the culture war, and Christians end up patronizing mostly businesses owned by fellow Christians, I could well envision, in such a scenario, Christian business owners deciding to recognize the credentials of such non-state-approved Christian schools.

      I hope it doesn’t come to that, but if it does…

       
  6. Eric

    September 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I wonder why Christian schools don’t simply set up their own accreditation boards and get the state out of their business altogether. Surely, there’s enough money in church coffers nationwide to support schools: why should they depend on the state anyway?

    Back in the 19th Century, that’s how Catholic schools started in the US, the keep the government’s nose out of Catholic education.

     
  7. infowarrior1

    September 29, 2014 at 1:38 am

    @Will S.

    ”And if worst comes to worst, and we do end up with the situation of all Christian-owned businesses being boycotted by those on the opposite side of the culture war, and Christians end up patronizing mostly businesses owned by fellow Christians, I could well envision, in such a scenario, Christian business owners deciding to recognize the credentials of such non-state-approved Christian schools”

    How do we ensure in that circumstance that Christians create superior products and provide superior services to our competition on the other side of the culture war?

     
  8. Will S.

    September 29, 2014 at 1:53 am

    We can’t, and there’s the rub.

    Hence my post you will recall, how I felt about the new ‘app’:

    https://patriactionary.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/concerned-that-your-favorite-grocery-store-item-may-be-manufactured-by-liberals-or-conservatives-now-theres-an-app-for-that/

    And how I felt about our side following theirs in making purchases solely based on whether or not the business owner is a Christian, or not.

    I got a lot of flak for that. But I remain unconvinced that copying the progs’ strategy is the way to go. I think it’s horrible.

     
  9. Will S.

    September 29, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Both from an economics / business POV, and from a cultural one, too.

    It means becoming like our enemies, and also accepting mediocrity from our ‘side’, instead of seeking the best.

     
  10. Eric

    September 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Will:
    A biased article, but another example of fag-prog extremism:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/29/melissa-klein-anti-gay_n_5901036.html

    And for those interested, Huffington Post was kind enough to provide a slideshow of the ‘Top 25 LGBT-friendly products!

     
  11. Will S.

    September 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Ugh.

     

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