Small Christian college being professionally ostracized for ‘imputed’ stance on gay ‘rights’

Small Christian college being professionally ostracized for ‘imputed’ stance on gay ‘rights’

[Ed. – If you don’t know enough history to recognize it, this is full-on Nazism.  In fact, the academic community is generally the first to turn away from freedom and tolerance in times of government-sponsored intolerance.  Certainly the case here.]

The uproar was spurred by Gordon [College] President D. Michael Lindsay’s joining a July letter from religious leaders to President Obama, asking him to carve out a general religious exemption from an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Critics have blasted the request as proof that Gordon condones discrimination, but Mr. [Peter] Kirsanow disagreed.

“As noted above, no one has claimed that a Gordon College student teacher has discriminated against a Lynn public school student on the basis of their sexual orientation, or even made a comment about sexual orientation,” he said in his letter.

“The Committee is discriminating against these college students purely on the basis of their association with Gordon College and their imputed religious beliefs,” he said. “This the Constitution forbids.” …

In August the New England Association of Schools and Colleges announced that Gordon would have a year to prove that its “policies and procedures are non-discriminatory” …

At Emmanuel College, a Catholic school in Boston, athletic director Pam Roecker said that Emmanuel would no longer compete against Gordon sports teams after the 2014-15 academic year…

On Aug. 28, the Lynn [MA] School Committee terminated its student-teaching program with Gordon on a 4-3 vote, based on Mr. Lindsay’s letter, which committee member Charles Gallo said came as proof of an “intent to discriminate.”

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