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God and Sexuality at Bowdoin
The American Spectator ^ | March 9, 2014 | Owen Strachan

Posted on 03/09/2014 5:35:33 AM PDT by AU72

In a move that has reminded many onlookers of heavy-handed institutional actions at Vanderbilt University and Tufts University, the school’s administration presented Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (BCF) volunteer leaders Rob and Sim Gregory with a “non-discrimination” statement. This statement required, among other things, that the Gregorys open BCF leadership up to students of any sexual orientation. As reported in the Bowdoin Orient, Dean of Students Tim Foster explained that “If someone’s participating in an organization and they are LGBTIQA and they are not allowed to participate in that organization because of their sexual orientation or they cannot lead that organization because of their sexual orientation, then that’s discrimination.” Foster sharpened the point: “And that is a violation of Maine law and therefore also a violation of College law.” But that was not all, per the Orient. The college needed to know more about the people who were influencing its students:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: diversity
The Muslims Students Association is a Bowdoin Student Group.

Have their leaders been presented with the same Diktat?

1 posted on 03/09/2014 5:35:33 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Does the Moslem Association have to admit Christians and Jewish students? Does the black student union have to admit whites and Asians?


2 posted on 03/09/2014 5:37:37 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AU72

How about forcing the Black students’ groups to accept whites for leadership?

How about forcing the women’s students’ groups to accept men for leadership?

What a crock of simmering hypocrisy.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 5:39:28 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: AU72

“they are LGBTIQA”

I really can’t keep up with what all those letters even mean.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 5:39:53 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Q stands for Queer. That’s all that really matters


5 posted on 03/09/2014 5:40:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m at a loss on what the IQA is.....


6 posted on 03/09/2014 5:40:38 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: bert

Q = questioning. So now Christian schools MUST accept the homosexual agenda? As I always suspected, this is not about tolerance, it is about forcing a degenerate lifestyle on the entire population. This will not end well for the homosexuals.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 5:46:15 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: ilovesarah2012
“they are LGBTIQA”

I really can’t keep up with what all those letters even mean.

And all those Hermaphrodites are discriminated against.

So make that a "LGBTIQAH"

8 posted on 03/09/2014 5:55:03 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Flavious_Maximus

I suspect you are right, and it will not end well. I view the process as making hay while the sun shines. (the Obama sun is setting)

We read of a contestant on American Idol that can’t be visually sexed. The person is androgenous trash from San Francisco. She had two mothers that divorced and she now has two mothers and two step mothers.

The person is doomed.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 5:55:58 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Lesbian Gay Transgender Idiot Queer Aholes.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 6:07:48 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: AU72
" Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (BCF) volunteer leaders Rob and Sim Gregory with a “non-discrimination” statement. This statement required, among other things, that the Gregorys open BCF leadership up to students of any sexual orientation. As reported in the Bowdoin Orient, Dean of Students Tim Foster explained that “If someone’s participating in an organization and they are LGBTIQA and they are not allowed to participate in that organization because of their sexual orientation or they cannot lead that organization because of their sexual orientation, then that’s discrimination.” Foster sharpened the point: “And that is a violation of Maine law and therefore also a violation of College law.” But that was not all, per the Orient. The college needed to know more about the people who were influencing its students:"

While I can not speak to his accuracy as far as the law is concerned, I can say with no hesitation that the Constitution of Maine protects the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (BCF) volunteer leaders Rob and Sim Gregory.

Here is Article One Section three of the Maine State Constitution, a section that will be made stronger in the Republic of Maine Constitution voted on June 12, 2018.

Here it is as it stand now:

nstitute government, and to alter, reform, or totally change the same, when their safety and happiness require it.

Section 3.  Religious freedom; sects equal; religious tests prohibited; religious teachers.  All individuals have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and no person shall be hurt, molested or restrained in that person's liberty or estate for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of that person's own conscience, nor for that person's religious professions or sentiments, provided that that person does not disturb the public peace, nor obstruct others in their religious worship; -- and all persons demeaning themselves peaceably, as good members of the State, shall be equally under the protection of the laws, and no subordination nor preference of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law, nor shall any religious test be required as a qualification for any office or trust, under this State; and all religious societies in this State, whether incorporate or unincorporate, shall at all times have the exclusive right of electing their public teachers, and contracting with them for their support and maintenance.

11 posted on 03/09/2014 6:13:57 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

IQA= Intelligence Quota Absent


12 posted on 03/09/2014 6:17:03 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ilovesarah2012

Lesbian - Men are pigs
Gay - Village People and Judy Garland fans
Bisexual - Sleep with anything
Transgender - My genitals are wrong!
Intersexed - Really do have problems with my genitals
Questioning - Who should sleep with?
A - Not sure...


13 posted on 03/09/2014 6:25:06 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

I don’t think Bowdin is a state school. If it is private, it can make stupid rules with impunity.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 6:27:59 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: ilovesarah2012
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, allies

I am not real sure what all that is but that is what it stands for according to google

15 posted on 03/09/2014 6:30:31 AM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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To: AU72

Just tear it up and burn down the administration building.

Worked for the Left and it’s the only thing they understand.

They have to know we can’t be F’d with either. That’s the basic problem.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 6:35:23 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: Vermont Lt

Now that makes sense!


17 posted on 03/09/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

It works both ways. Christians are free to make lists of institutions they judge to be intolerant and anti Christian. Those institutions, their personnel who choose to be associated with them, and their graduates can then be dealt with in an appropriate manner.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 6:45:30 AM PDT by allendale
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To: AU72

LGBTIQA

I?
Q?
A?

It appears I need to be caught up with the definition of the new perversions.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 6:47:20 AM PDT by lurk
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To: GreenLanternCorps
"V"

Rules, yes, but not law. Nor can rules violate natural, inherent and unalienable rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution.

20 posted on 03/09/2014 7:36:47 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: AU72

That sound you all are hearing in the background is long-term Bowdoin President Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain ordering his troops to fix bayonets.

Again.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 7:43:43 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: lurk

“I” might mean “intersex”

“Q” must mean either “Questioning” or “Queer”

“A” might mean “Alternative”

I think they should just throw in a long division sign to really confuse us.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 9:21:13 AM PDT by vladimir998
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