whoaaa! and down the slope we go … again

slipperyIn the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, Gordon College President D. Michael Lindsay joined a group of other Christian leaders who sent a letter to President Barack Obama insisting that their “sincerely held religious beliefs” compel them to demand exemption from federal nondiscrimination laws.
Gordon College, Lindsay argued, is “an explicitly Christian institution,” and as such, should be allowed to fire or to refuse to hire individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Some students and faculty reacted angrily, saying that Lindsay was making their school sound bigoted and backward. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges announced earlier this week that it is considering pulling Gordon College’s academic accreditation over its insistence on adhering to discriminatory policies, regardless of their religious foundations.
Then came the city of Salem’s decision to cut all contractual ties with the college until its rules match the federal government’s.
Pundit Glenn Beck’s website The Blaze and other right-leaning media outlets reacted to the city’s decision with outrage, exhorting conservatives to call the city and vent their anger at public officials over the decision.
“Apparently, Glenn Beck is not happy about the City’s stance terminating our contract with Gordon College,” wrote Mayor Driscoll on Facebook.
“(T)oday we had over 50 phone calls from ‘friends’ in Texas, Georgia and similar locales looking to connect with ‘the Mayor’ about this issue,” she said, noting that “Many of the callers began the conversation seeking to speak with the Mayor by asking if ‘he’ was available.”
As a result of the flood of calls, Driscoll announced that the city will donate five dollars per angry caller to the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.
“Feel free to join in on the pledge if you like!” she wrote.
reposted from raw story

Just a thought …
If that college really were “an explicitly Christian institution” would they not then, by definition, extend love and forgiveness to every human being, no matter what the person’s situation?…
At least that is what I think I remember reading in that book they like so much to wave around while bleating about ‘their religious right‘ to force everyone else to live by ‘their’ rules…
Maybe they are a business that just pretends to be Christian for the bucks …
Hmmm …
Just a thought …
p.s. …
and before any of the usual suspects waste any of their time writing to me that they agree with this college’s discriminatory ideology and that I am conducting my own personal ‘war on Christians’, let me first remind you that:
1. by definition, writing that missive only proves what a bunch of fucking hypocrites you really, truly are …
2. you probably really haven’t read that book you so like to wave at me when you compose (decompose?) the above mentioned emails …
3. threatening me with that same, tired, old fairy tale about ‘rotting for an eternity in Hell’ because I believe that ALL people are EQUAL, a woman, and only a woman has the right to decide on what’s right for her with regards to her body and that a person’s sexuality is NOT to be determined by law or the church, and equal rights under the law should be guaranteed for ALL people regardless of their skin tone, religious beliefs or preference in a marriage partner is a complete waste of your time AND mine … in fact even if your threat were to come true I’d still spend eternity in a place where you people weren’t, so hallelujah! bring it on! …
plus, then I could say ‘Hi’ to yer’ so called bud Jesus, because by your standards he’ll be there too …
(tl;dr: fuck you hypocrites!)
anyways … peace, have a good one …

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