Another white flag went up as Dr. Kevin Mannoia a chaplain of Azusa Pacific University (APU) directed pastors and counselors to “reject biblical views of sexuality and deny counseling for those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.”
You don’t win battles when there is an abundance of white flags in your arsenal. Christian universities haven’t grasped that concept. One after the other, Christian schools put down their shields and their swords and raise up white flag of surrender. There is another term for that, it’s called apostasy.
This Christian school that employs Christian professors, Christian staff, and meeting in buildings built by Christian donors will now accept non-Christian students. Most Christian schools require potential students to sign a clear statement that they are active Christians.
The school promises to treat everyone “with Christ-like care and civility. Our values are unchanged.” At this point those are just empty words. Those values are no longer Biblical values, they are progressive liberal values.
It’s been learned that about two hundred students gathered on campus in support of LGBTQ students. The question is, what are homosexual students doing in this university in the first place? Of course, once you welcome such students, you have to yield to their demands. You cannot preach perversion and not permit fornication on campus at the same time when you welcomed those students.
It’s a lesson to all Christian institutions, if you give devil a tip of your finger, he will demand your whole arm.
After such caving the university still keeps asserting that our “community remains unequivocally biblical in our Christian evangelical identity.” What a dishonest farcical double speak after departing from a clear biblical position.
All these Christian universities have walked the same path, a path of compromise that promised more students, more acceptance, more prestige, and government money. All the schools, such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc., were highly motivated but lost sight of their commitment to a high view of Scripture. One of their first and biggest mistakes was to seek secular accreditation. At least the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities was supposed to be biblical. But that always led to approval by secular regional accrediting associations. Even the longtime holdout Bob Jones University has caved and has joined the rush for the Good Housekeeping Seal of Acceptance in the august field of Education. About 90% of the CCCU’s member schools hold secular regional accreditation.
It is wrong for a Christian institution to surrender some of its autonomy to get a little reward. There is nothing free except personal salvation. Christian colleges made a Faustian bargain to give a little autonomy for the grand prize and now it is time to pay the devil his due — capitulate to federal demands or close your doors. It is my opinion the schools will collapse like a house of cards to retain their tax advantages and regional accreditation. No, none of the schools would fall down and worship the golden calf — but they will worship the calf of gold. If Christian institutions surrender their tax-exempt status, there will be no more leeks, garlic, and onions — or federal handouts.
There is open rebellion on the Christian university campuses causing rejoicing by the LGBTQ crowd but resulting in revulsion, repudiation, and rejection by a Holy God!