Accreditation Board Pushes Christian College to Give Up Faith

Liberals Pretend that They Can Force Homosexuality on Christian College without Attacking Christianity.

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I remember reading of a time when American leaders were willing to risk their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor to stand and fight for what was right and true.

Now, we cower in fear against tyrants with phones and pens.

Thus, the Boston Business Journal informs us, “Accreditation board gives Gordon College a year to review policy on homosexuality.”

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 policies and procedures are non-discriminatory,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Wenham College has formed a new 20-member working group to review the policy.

Barbara Brittingham, president of NEASC’s higher education commission, said Gordon College President Michael Lindsay had sent a letter to the commission before last week’s two-day meeting. The letter explained that the college had formed a working group and begun a review, Brittingham said.

In its joint statement, NEASC and Gordon College called the review process a “period of discernment” that will take place over the next 12 to 18 months. What “carried the day” for commission members was Gordon College’s decision to conduct its own review, Brittingham said. She said the long time frame that Gordon College has been allowed for the review is appropriate considering that Gordon College’s policy is “deeply embedded in the culture of the college” and such things “don’t change overnight.”

It’s time to realize most college accreditation is simply a matter of control—enforcement of a tyrannical and terrible ideology—not the mark of a decent education. It’s time to recognize a college degree is often and merely the entryway to decades of struggle with oversized-debt, rather than the key to real knowledge that opens the door to use our gifts for the good of our neighbors.

I hope Gordon College finds an alternative foundation for their legitimacy than the approval of ideological hacks in fancy suits with overvalued degrees founded in false knowledge.