Skip to comments.Massachusetts City Terminates Contract With Christian College Over Its Stance on Homosexuality
Posted on 07/14/2014 10:04:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A city in Massachusetts has opted to end a contract with a Christian college over the academic institution's opposition to homosexuality.
The mayor for Salem recently announced that the city's contract with Gordon College for usage of the Old Town Hall, set to expire later this year, will be immediately terminated.
Rick Sweeney, vice president of marketing and communications at Gordon College, told The Christian Post about the contract to use the Old Town Hall.
"Gordon College had been in a contractual relationship with the city of Salem since 2008 to manage Old Town Hall, one of the most historic buildings in the city," said Sweeney.
"This was a reciprocal arrangement where we provided management of the facility in exchange for using it for educational programs connected to Gordon, and as well as 'curation' experiences for history majors at Gordon."
Sweeney also told CP that Gordon College was already shifting away from "event planning" in order to "refocus on educational efforts."
"The transition was going to occur in August. The city had the option of opting out of the contract early," said Sweeney.
"When the college became part of a public controversy over attention on longstanding behavioral standards we have as a private Christian institution, they decided to move quickly."
Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll told CP that at specific issue was Gordon College's "behavioral standards" policy, which specifically forbids "homosexual behavior" for students and faculty.
"This is in violation of the LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance that was unanimously adopted by the Salem City Council earlier this year," said Driscoll. "The city does not contract with private parties that willfully discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, family status, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation."
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2014: Salem enforces political correctness by economic warfare without even the sham of phony trials.
“Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll......”
Enough said. Don’t even have to look to confirm... But I will just to be sure.
Sounds like the city decided to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
Also known for putting in bike paths and the works. Reelected with over 80%.
You are only allowed to believe in Christian things when it can be used to promote liberalism. And, you are only allowed to quote the bible to promote liberalism. Good examples...
“Turn the other cheek”
And of course the other out of context things like “Jesus was an illegal alien.” “Jesus supports abortion”
Now the Christians will be used by Pilate to be human traffickers for their 30 pieces of silver.
The real crime of accused witches was evidently to live in the wrong century.
If you read the Bible, Jesus did stop drawing the really large crowds when they stopped giving away free food.
RE: D’oh! She posted this crap
I’d like to see her feed 5,000.
I volunteer to give her 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes.
Rent a movie theatre and build your own building.
It is not a good idea to get government money if you are a religious institution.
Grove City College has set an example nearly 5 decades ago.
I am waiting for an Islamic university in the US and to see how much the Hero of Benghazi gives them.
It was particularly upsetting because, prior to this, I had no clue about her political inclinations and had thought she was a pretty level-headed woman.. up until that point.