The athletic department at a Roman Catholic College has canceled all sports matches with Gordon College because the school teaches that homosexual acts are sinful.
We have posted about Gordon College before. It is a Christian college that is about to be stripped of its accreditation for daring to teach and expect teachers to uphold Biblical teaching about sex and marriage.
For more see these posts:
- So It Begins: Christian College Loses City Contract; Accreditation Threatened
- Accreditation Board Pushes Christian College to Give Up Faith
- Christian College at Risk behind the Blue State Iron Curtain
While the book of Revelation is often misused and misunderstood as prophecy, it clearly shows a pattern of apostate religious believers (no longer really believers but they won’t admit it) backing up a pagan political order. The Beast and the False Prophet represent this pairing, with the Beast representing the empire or state.
We are now seeing that happen more and more. Not only are the unbelieving pagans with political power ready to destroy academic institutions for not propagating official homosexual orthodoxy, but other professing Christians are ready to support the pagans in their work.
So we read this story in the Catholic Education Daily from the Cardinal Newman Society, “Christian College Stands for Religious Freedom, Catholic College Retaliates by Cancelling Sports Matches.”
Emmanuel College athletic director Pam Roeker formally severed ties with Gordon College after learning that the College’s president was among several religious leaders to sign a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a religious exemption, according to The Hub. Roeker reportedly accused Gordon College of failing to be in line with Emmanuel College’s mission, despite the College’s status as a Catholic institution.
Gordon College is a Christian liberal arts institution in Wenham, Mass. The College’s president, D. Michael Lindsay, was one of 14 religious leaders who signed the letter to President Obama, which requested a religious exemption from the executive order banning discrimination in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. The letter urged President Obama to ensure that “an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense of faith communities whose religious identity and beliefs motivate them to serve those in need.” The executive order was eventually passed last summer.
“They have the right to do whatever they feel is right for their institution,” Emmanuel College’s Roeker reportedly stated. “We just didn’t feel that this aligned with the mission of our college.”
Emmanuel College claims a Catholic identity in its mission statement, yet Roeker indicated that the College could not go on participating in athletics with Gordon College because the “foundation of everything (in Emmanuel College) is based on fair and equitable treatment,” apparently including sexual orientation, according to the Hub.
The Hub is a student newspaper at Emmanuel College. You can read their story here.
We are living in a time when false brothers and sisters are ready to sink their teeth into faithful Christians. Expect to see more of the kind of fake Christianity demonstrated at Emmanuel College.
PS: I know many of my readers are Roman Catholic Christians who are appalled by what the athletic department of Emmanuel College has done to Gordon.Please acquaint yourself with the story from the Hub linked above and then pass on this post to other concerned Roman Catholics. It would be great if Emmanuel College heard from the faithful about what they think of this action. And we should all, Evangelical and Roman Catholic believers alike, be praying for Gordon College–which is standing in the jaws of the beast right now. May God break its teeth.