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Religious liberty in education has been under an alarming attack since the federal government began to use federal aid as a mechanism for influencing and controlling the education landscape in the mid-20th century.

Importance of Religious Liberty Protections for Christian Educational Institutions

Everyone must care about religious liberty protections: Christian colleges and universities, churches, para-church organizations, faith-based charities, international mission-based organizations (like IMB), and families with children looking to obtain higher education. Effectively, all organizations that rely on Christian college graduates or any families that are concerned about future options for their children to attend a values-based, […]

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“This is not what we expected.  We were only trying to be pastoral.  We just set up a support group so that gay students would know we care.  How did this back-room support group end up as a radical pressure group that shouted us down at the alumni gathering?”

Gay-Student Groups & their Goals

Do gay-identifying students want to form an official gay-student groups on your campus? Their efforts might seem innocent enough and your desires to be tolerant might also seem innocent enough, but be aware that different types of gay-student groups have different goals, which will have different results on your campus, and can have mission-critical results. […]

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We must recognize that there are LGBTQ students on our campuses and outside activists are interested because they want your school to make changes.  We need to be proactive and  learn to navigate this challenge by discussing our experiences with each other. 

APU’s LGBTQ Crisis

Tracing Steps to APU’s LGBTQ Crisis Azusa Pacific University (APU), a major evangelical school in Southern California, was assaulted this month with headlines like these: “Queering Azusa Pacific University,” “Azusa Pacific Okays Gay Romance (But Not Sex and Marriage)” “Professor: Azusa Pacific Is Losing ‘God First.’” And, with coverage in Christianity Today, the 700 Club, […]

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Can the Fairness for All bill protect both the LGBTQ community and Christian colleges?

Fairness for All: In the debate between LGBTQ rights and religious freedom, is there a way forward? (Pro Article)

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has been exploring a legislative initiative sometimes called Fairness for All. This initiative seeks to find a way to simultaneously combine federal protections for religious freedom and for LGBTQ persons, two “sides” that have often viewed their protections as being violated by the existence of protections for […]

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Is supporting the Fairness for All bill a risk?  If we are granted some protections, will we be able to keep them?

The “Fairness for All” Proposal: Is It Really Fair? (Con Article)

Sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) laws have banned religious adoption agencies  from placing children only with opposite-sex married couples, and required Christian bakers to bake cakes celebrating same-sex weddings, businesses to address people by their preferred pronouns, and schools to open single-sex locker rooms to members of the opposite sex. Will a “Fairness for […]

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