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The Intolerant Left Wants Christian University Out of Their Town
Godfather Politics ^ | 3/21/2012 | Gary DeMar

Posted on 03/21/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by Morgana

There’s a 217-acre college campus with 43 buildings in Northfield, Massachusetts, that is vacant. Hobby Lobby, a craft-store chain set about to repair the facility, pouring millions of dollars into the project, so it can give it away to a reliable Christian organization that has the financial backing to take the property over and establish a college. Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, is interested, and this has people in Northfield upset:

Some people are so nervous about Liberty’s potential takeover of the land that a petition against the institution has been launched. In fact, alumni of the Northfield Mount Hermon prep school — the school that owned the site until 2009 — are petitioning against the potential Christian owners, alleging that Liberty is “extremist” and “narrow” in its teachings.

The intolerance of the Left is astounding. The New York Times reports the following:

More than 1,000 alumni of Northfield Mount Hermon have signed a petition calling Liberty “an extremist, homophobic and intellectually narrow institution” that clashes with the values of D. L. Moody, an evangelist who opened a school for girls on the property, his birthplace, in 1879.

“Whoever comes in there should have views consistent with the legacy of the place,” said John Howley, a Northfield Mount Hermon alumnus and former trustee who signed the petition, which is addressed to the chairman of the school’s board of trustees. He described Moody as a promoter of “big-tent” Christianity. “We don’t want it to go to a place that is not open-minded, not willing to listen to the views of others,” he said.

I sincerely doubt that Dwight L. Moody would have tolerated homosexuality given his views on God’s law as expressed in his book on the Ten Commandments Weighed and Wanting:

Now men may cavil as much as they like about other parts of the Bible, but I have never met an honest man that found fault with the Ten Commandments. Infidels may mock the Lawgiver and reject Him who has delivered us from the curse of the law, but they can’t help admitting that the commandments are right . . . they are for all nations, and will remain the commandments of God through the centuries. . . . The people must be made to understand that the Ten Commandments laws are still binding, and that there is a penalty attached to their violation. . . . Jesus never condemned the law and the prophets, but He did condemn those who did not obey them [see Matthew 5:17–19].”

Here’s another example of Dwight L. Moody’s “big-tent Christianity” and “open-mindedness.”

Marriage is one of the institutions that existed in Eden; it is older than the fall. It is the most sacred relationship that can exist between human beings, taking precedence even of the relationship of the parent and child. Someone has pointed out that as in the beginning God created one man and one woman, this is the true order for all ages.

Did you catch that?: “one man and one woman . . . the true order of the ages.”


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KEYWORDS: college; democrats; homosexualagenda; liberalfascism; liberals; moralabsolutes; progressives; university

1 posted on 03/21/2012 10:12:42 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

They should GO, and take their ‘paychecks’ and trade with them!


2 posted on 03/21/2012 10:15:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Morgana

Did you catch that?: “one man and one woman . . . the true order of the ages.”

Yes, that is so evil....


3 posted on 03/21/2012 10:18:52 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

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4 posted on 03/21/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

“We don’t want it to go to a place that is not open-minded, not willing to listen to the views of others,” he said.

Based on this you could not sell it to:
Any Homosexual organization
Barack Obama
The DNC
The NAACP
Planned Parenthood
Any muslim organization
and finally yourself as you have just proved your intolerance....


5 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:32 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Morgana

I wonder if an Islamic center would be more palatable?


6 posted on 03/21/2012 10:26:45 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Morgana
The alumnus and former trustee could pull out his checkbook and start his own school. No, I wouldn't wait for that to happen.
7 posted on 03/21/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The DNC?

Is that the Democrat National Committee?


8 posted on 03/21/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

Hobby Lobby is a good brand and we’re happy customers of theirs. I also always respected that they’re closed on Sunday, right along with Chik Fil A.

The fact that Hobby Lobby is pouring millions into planting seeds to help grow a Christian college... makes me respect them even more.


9 posted on 03/21/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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To: TexasRepublic

Now that’s something that could be easily arranged.


10 posted on 03/21/2012 10:35:33 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Morgana

fyi
Northfield is on the NH & VT borders, south of Brattleboro/Keene and north of lefty college towns Northampton and Amherst. It is rural lefty territory.


11 posted on 03/21/2012 10:39:38 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Illinois to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Made In The USA

There is one where I used to live. I liked the place. Never had any problems with them. In fact sold better quality fabric than Jo Ann’s and their sales people are not rude unlike Jo Ann’s.


12 posted on 03/21/2012 10:44:56 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

Worth noting this is happening in Massachusetts.

One of the worst states in America.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Morgana
I'm sure the same broad-minded townsfolk would have no problem if an Islamic institute sought to open a madrassa in the same location, in which would be preached the Q'aran's teaching of the necessity of killing or converting all infidels.
14 posted on 03/21/2012 11:06:22 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Morgana

They don’t want Christian students in their town challenging left-wing orthodoxy. They might (horrors!) actually make some Lefty doubt the dogma.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 11:12:42 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Morgana
“We don’t want it to go to a place that is not open-minded, not willing to listen to the views of others,”

.....so we're going to be closed-minded about this, and keep out anyone who holds views different from ours.

16 posted on 03/21/2012 11:17:44 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Morgana

they don’t object to one of the biggest Mosques in North America being built in Boston, but just keep those Christians out of town

what say we offer them asylum in Londonstan


17 posted on 03/21/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Morgana

I live in Lynchburg, and if the Massachusetts town’s people could only know what I know. Liberty turns out fine kids. Our company hires them every chance we get. They live cleanly, respect the law and show up for work on time. And they marry and have lots of kids, which means they work hard.

I’m not a member of Falwell’s church and I didn’t go to Liberty, but the proof is in the product.


18 posted on 03/21/2012 11:55:59 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright
"Liberty turns out fine kids. Our company hires them every chance we get. They live cleanly, respect the law and show up for work on time."

Oh, I can see why the residents would want a liberal college - for the business benefits. These kids at Liberty probably won't drink as much, won't use drugs as much, won't visit strip clubs as much, won't patronize abortion clinics as much, won't create more government jobs for police patrols, and won't smoke as much. How can you collect vice taxes from kids who don't overwhelmingly induldge in vice?

And showing up for work on time merely shows their disdain for environmentally-friendly public transportation - if they used public transportation they could rarely get there on time! /sarc

19 posted on 03/21/2012 12:44:08 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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Too bad. New England used to be a place where belief in God was accepted and honored. Not any more.

20 posted on 03/21/2012 1:00:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: wayoverontheright
As you well know the Left does not want people with a work ethic and moral values.

You can't rule those people. They need to produce ignoramuses with fake degrees who expect the Government to give them everything.

21 posted on 03/21/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Made In The USA

I wasn’t aware of their Christian leanings initially, but stopped in there one day to look for some craft supplies and heard an instrumental rendition of the song *El Shaddai* I about fell over.

It’s now my new favorite place to shop.


22 posted on 03/21/2012 1:19:53 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Morgana

I’m sorry but this is funny. The hypocracy... it boggles the mind.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 2:47:50 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Morgana
...Liberty is “extremist” and “narrow” in its teachings.

Want to see extremist and narrow? Sell it to Muslims for a university-level madrassa!

24 posted on 03/21/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Made In The USA

Hobby Lobby Ping!

They now have a new customer!


25 posted on 03/21/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Morgana

“Whoever comes in there should have views consistent with the legacy of the place,” said John Howley, a Northfield Mount Hermon alumnus and former trustee who signed the petition”

Yo, John, feel free to pony up your cash and buy it. Then you can go ahead and cater to your own preferences....


26 posted on 03/22/2012 8:35:46 AM PDT by CSM
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