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Christian college, seeking exemption from White House order on LGBT equality, faces questions on accreditation

Catholic World News - July 11, 2014

A Christian college in Massachusetts will face questions from the local accreditation bureau after its president sought exemption from a new White House order banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

D. Michael Lindsay, the president of Gordon College, has been asked by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to explain the school’s policies to the accrediting board. Barbara Brittingham, the head of the board, said that public notice about Lindsay’s request for exemption had brought the issue to the group’s attention, and “the issues are complicated.”

Meanwhile the city of Salem, which has licensed Gordon College to manage the Old City Hall building, announced that the city’s contract with the Christian institution would be terminated immediately.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 11, 2014 5:33 PM ET USA

    The only clearly reasonable way to implement what is desired by Christian institutions is to have a morals clause which states that marriage is, by Christ's definition, between one man and woman, and that sexual activity outside marriage is grounds for morals clause termination, just like embezzlement and public intoxication. Make definitions count for everyone and you reduce the risk of trouble.

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