A major pro-LGBT group is advocating policies that effectively would strip many Christian colleges and universities of accreditation if they hold biblical views about sex and marriage.
One of the leading national LGBT activist organizations is urging presumptive President-elect Joe Biden and his administration to advance policies that would strip Christian colleges that uphold rules and stances that oppose homosexuality of their accreditation.
The request was part of the Human Rights Campaign’s “Blueprint for Positive Change,” a recent document which offers 85 policy and legislative recommendations for a potential Biden administration. The document comes as Biden pledged throughout his 2020 campaign to advance “LGBT equality” in the U.S. and around the world.
One of the recommendations proposes the elimination of nondiscrimination exemptions for religious colleges if the institutions support biblical definitions of marriage or fail to offer “scientific curriculum requirements.”
According to Al Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, losing accreditation would devastate Christian schools.
During the Obama Administration, we saw very similar threats against colleges and universities.
For example, in May of 2016 the Obama Administration issued “guidelines” instructing schools that receive federal tax dollars — in other words, virtually every public school and most private and public colleges and universities — to let male students who claim to be female use the women’s locker rooms, showers, restrooms, and similar facilities on campus, and vice versa.
The Obama Administration also told colleges that men had to be housed in women’s dormitories if they claim to be female, and vice versa.
Colleges who resisted policies like these could have risked losing their public funding.
But if the government implements the Human Rights Campaign’s proposal, Christian colleges wouldn’t just risk losing their funding; they could lose accreditation.
That would affect everything from their graduates’ ability to get jobs to transferring academic credits from one school to another, according to The Christian Post.