Christian colleges are under attack by a leading LGBT rights organization. The Human Rights Campaign has written a document titled Blueprint for Positive Change, which gives 85 pro-LGBT policy and legislative recommendations for a potential Biden administration to enact.
One proposal calls for the U.S. Department of Education to eliminate all exceptions for faith-based colleges and universities if they “discriminate or do not meet science-based curricula standards.”
Last month, Dr. Al Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, warned about the document in a commentary, which he called “a direct threat to Christian education.”
“The blueprint is not ambiguous,” he said. “It makes detailed policy positions and recommendations, department by department, for the Biden Administration to deploy once the president-elect assumes office. From the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Human Rights Campaign demands the enactment of policies to prohibit what is identified as discrimination.”
Mohler also notes the HRC is camouflaging sexual orientation and gender identity politics as “science.”
“The Human Rights Campaign is not known for any particular agenda on the creation-evolution front, nor is the group preoccupied with particle physics,” he said. “The Human Rights Campaign is targeting issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, cloaking them in the language of ‘science.’ This is an undisguised effort to require Christian schools and colleges to abandon biblical authority or lose accreditation.”
John Whitehead, president of the civil liberties law firm The Rutherford Institute told One News Now that religious schools have a right to teach what they want.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Christian or a Jew or whatever,” he said. “If you establish a religious institution, you’re protected by the First Amendment, and I think this would be a good First Amendment issue.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice