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War On God: Massachusetts Town Attempts To Ostracize Christian College Over Its Beliefs
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=5776 ^ | 7/18/14 | Niki Monroe

Posted on 07/18/2014 8:05:02 PM PDT by blueyon

Excerpted from Campus Reform: The town of Salem, Mass., has pitted itself against Gordon College after the president of the private Christian school added his name to a public letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption from a planned federal mandate.

The expected executive order would force any organization receiving federal funds, including religiously based organizations, to hire people whose sexual conduct may not fall in line with their beliefs. Gordon says the mandate would be an “infringement on religious liberty” and “the rights of faith-based institutions to establish a set of standards and expectations for their community.”

Gordon’s statement of faith and conduct defines marriage as the “lifelong one-flesh union of one man and one woman.” It also clarifies that the school is against “homosexual acts,” not “same-sex orientation,” and claims that it expects its students and faculty to “refrain from any sexual intercourse—heterosexual or homosexual; premarital or extramarital—outside of the marriage covenant.”

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: christian; democrats; homosexual; liberalfascism; religion
A "planned federal mandate"..........looks like they are trying to silences private churches. There was a time in Salem Mass. that they burned witches. Now they're trying to burn Christians? Centuries are no barrier to ignorance.
1 posted on 07/18/2014 8:05:03 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

Christians need to leave Mass or face imprisonment.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 8:07:32 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: blueyon

Miskatonic University is more their speed.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 8:10:58 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: blueyon

town’s full of witches


4 posted on 07/18/2014 8:12:47 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: blueyon

Time to burn the true witches of Salem.


5 posted on 07/18/2014 8:15:00 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: blueyon
The expected executive order would force any organization receiving federal funds, including religiously based organizations, to hire people whose sexual conduct may not fall in line with their beliefs.

There are two sins here. One is receiving federal funds. Stop taking federal funds and you won't have the second sin.

6 posted on 07/18/2014 8:21:58 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: blueyon

Thoughtcrime.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 8:28:11 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: babble-on

The shadows begin to gather, and do not bring restful dreams at night.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 8:34:55 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
There are two sins here. One is receiving federal funds. Stop taking federal funds and you won't have the second sin.

Exactly. There are Christian colleges who will not take any federal funds, including Stafford and Parent PLUS loans. Grove City is one. Hillsdale, I believe, is another. Students who attend who require loans, must obtain them through private institutions.

9 posted on 07/18/2014 8:38:24 PM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: blueyon

if you accept their money, you can’t complain when they tell you how you should spend it

the solution is simple... STOP ACCEPTING FEDERAL MONEY

while you’re at it, minimize any taxes you send.

starving the beast works very well


10 posted on 07/18/2014 8:38:44 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: blueyon

Salem Mass?

Plus ça change, plus même chose.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 8:38:45 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

The ancient eldritch horror still lurks in the shadows.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 8:41:00 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: blueyon

Well, Salem = Arkham in Lovecraft’s fictional world so it makes sense that Cthulhu would be running things there.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 8:52:21 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: blueyon

I did some work at Gordon. I found it to be an interesting school that took a bit of getting used to. Most Yankees are pretty private when it comes to religion—and Gordon is very up front about it.

After a few days, I found it refreshing and I enjoyed going there.

I think it’s stupid for the town to impose their religious views on such a positive environment.

But that’s what liberals do.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 8:58:53 PM 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: sten

Yep. The days when Christian entities could consider themselves citizens in good standing with the American government are dead and gone, and if you take their gold, you dance to their tune. Same with public K-12 schooling. There aren’t many institutions I would trust with my kids these days, including a whole lot of religious schools. I would trust myself and my husband, and homeschool. I have an idea that in the coming days, sound Biblical grounding may be more important than “higher” education anyway, especially such as it is now.


15 posted on 07/18/2014 9:18:23 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Vermont Lt; All

Supposedly Obama announced he “would sign an order to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers against hiring discrimination, regardless of the employer’s religious affiliation” and mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem has a “swear jar” reaction to Beck’s The Blaze:

>>For every person from out of state that would call to angrily disapprove of her stance against Gordon’s discriminatory practices, she’d donate $5 to the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/the-mayor-of-tolerance?src=soc_fcbks

Driscoll says she’s been getting angry calls from out of state, and the issue has been featured on “right wing blogs and websites”.

Salem btw profits greatly over having been the site (well actually maybe _Danvers_, aka Salem Village, was) of the Witch Trials. Everyone from families to booze swilling college students “stops by for a spell” in Salem...


16 posted on 07/18/2014 9:21:01 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1927868278/Salem-mayor-turns-opposition-calls-into-pledge-drive-for-nAGLY

Salem News:
>> Mayor Kim Driscoll pledged Wednesday to donate $5 to a local organization for gay and lesbian youths for every out-of-state phone call she receives condemning her decision to terminate the city’s contract with Gordon College.

>>Her pledge came in response to a barrage of phone calls, many of them from Texas, which she believes were spurred by postings on conservative websites around the country.The out-of-state calls began just before noon on Wednesday. By late afternoon Thursday, the mayor’s office had logged 83 calls. A majority of those came in an initial wave out of Texas, all using a nearly identical script, Chief of Staff Dominick Pangallo said in an email.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 9:29:27 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: blueyon

don’t accept Federal funds

problem solved


18 posted on 07/18/2014 9:34:27 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: blueyon

They should change their School uniforms to include a giant Red Letter A on them, shame the idiot town.


19 posted on 07/18/2014 9:56:25 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: blueyon

We’ve moved officially into a tyrannous form of Oligarchical government.

The day liberty died.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 9:58:30 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: ifinnegan

Time for Cotton Mather to phone in


21 posted on 07/19/2014 3:38:06 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: blueyon
...would force any organization receiving federal funds, including religiously based organizations...

Whenever the Federal government "helps" via funding, what it is really doing is purchasing you, lock-stock-barrel. Stop taking government handouts (for any reason) and the strings don't bind you.

22 posted on 07/19/2014 4:49:21 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: blueyon

Salem? If he’d claimed it was a Wiccan college, they’d probably have given him a parade.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 4:50:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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