Gordon College Requests Permission to Discriminate Against Gays
A regional accrediting agency has placed Gordon College, a Christian school in Boston, under review as the institution seeks the legal ability to discriminate in hiring against members of the LGBT community, the Boston Business Journal reported.
D. Michael Lindsay made Gordon the lone higher education institution to sign onto a letter from roughly a dozen faith-based organizations petitioning the Obama administration for exemptions on the basis of religion from an executive order banning discrimination in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. The order would apply to Gordon as an institution taking federal funding.
It is dispiriting that an institution of higher education would be jumping on this bandwagon, but it is not surprising in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision. If having to tolerate gays in their midst is too much of a bother for them, they should expect foot the bill for their enterprise by themselves. There should be no federal funds available for institutions not willing to uphold our nation’s standards for tolerance and inclusion.
“…although it wants the legal freedom on the basis of religion to not hire someone because they are gay or lesbian, “We have never barred categories of individuals from our campus and have no intention to do so now.”
What unadulterated bullshit.