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  • Collateral damage: same-sex marriage, private religious schools, and parental rights

    01/20/2016 6:42:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/19/16 | Nathan Swanson
    The “inversion of the original meaning of liberty” in Obergefell v. Hodges, observed Justice Clarence Thomas in dissent, “will likely cause collateral damage to other aspects of our constitutional order that protect liberty . . . It appears all but inevitable that [civil and religious marriage] will come into conflict.”In Obergefell’s aftermath, it is possible that the government will ask religious institutions to choose between retaining their non-profit tax status and retaining their beliefs. But the “collateral damage” will not stop at their sanctuary doors. Many churches, synagogues, and mosques also operate schools, and they will be the next targets. Of the 30,000 private schools in...
  • Liberty University president urges students to arm selves

    12/05/2015 10:40:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 5 Dec 15 | Staff
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The president of Liberty University urged students at the Christian school to carry concealed weapons on campus to counter any possible armed attack like the mass killings in San Bernardino, Calif. "Let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here," President Jerry Falwell Jr. told students at a convocation Friday. The call-to-arms was met with rousing applause from students, but some said Falwell went too far when he appeared to be referring specifically to Muslims, the News & Advance reported. "I've always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could...
  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community (AP vs. Israel)

    05/28/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 8:20 AM EDT | Areej Hazboun
    It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israels Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: Take your hands off our schools. Private Christian schools are among Israels highest ranked educational institutions, established by churches in the Holy Land hundreds of years agolong before Israels own creation. But school administrators are accusing Israel of slashing their funding as a pressure tactic to get them join the Israeli public school systema move they say would interfere with the...
  • Unprecedented Demonstration in Jerusalem of Christian Schools

    05/24/2015 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 48 replies
    ComeAndSee ^ | May 21, 2015 | Christian Website from Nazareth
    Picture: Fr. Fahim Abdelmaseh, Bishop Giacinto-Bulos(center), and Catholic Arab students On Wednesday, the 27th of May 2015, at 11:00 AM, an unprecedented demonstration will be held in the plaza in front of the Lev Ram building in Jerusalem (Ministry of Education headquarters) by the Christian Schools in Israel against the policy of the Ministry of Education. Participants in the demonstration will include clergymen (Bishops, Priests, Nuns, and Pastors) in addition to parents of children in Christian schools throughout the country. The Christian schools in the country consist of more than 30,000 students, almost equally divided between Christians and Muslims....
  • Christians Under Attack: Leftists Urge IRS to Attack Liberty University

    04/07/2015 6:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | April 7, 2015 | Larry Provost
    Leftists are now openly asking the IRS to once again threaten the tax exempt status of a non-profit. This time it is Liberty University. Recently, Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States on twitter. This was the first time twitter was used for such an announcement. This was historic in of itself. Later that day, the Senators first public speech after his announcement was at Liberty University. President Falwell of Liberty University clearly stated that Cruzs appearance was not an endorsement of his candidacy. This is in keeping with university tradition as well as...
  • Faith schools which 'indoctrinate' children against homosexuality face being closed down...

    11/03/2014 7:01:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2014 | Tom McTague, Deputy Political Editor
    Schools found indoctrinating pupils about gay people will face being closed down under new rules designed to promote British values, the Government confirmed today. The Department for Education insisted it was nonsense to suggest teachers would have to give lessons on gay rights. But a spokesman insisted Ofsted, which has introduced the new rules the wake of the Islamist Trojan Horse plot to radicalise pupils in Birmingham, was right to ensure schools were not breeding grounds for homophobia. A spokesman said: Ofsted are rightly ensuring that schools do not indoctrinate pupils about gay people - or any other people -...
  • Christian school downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly in the wake of Islamic

    10/20/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 19, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    In the wake of the blockbuster investigation that broke an Islamic plot to take over UK public schools wide open, nothing has been done to take back those schools from Muslim goons. Nothing. Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsteds chief inspector, said schools at the center of the IslamicTrojan Horse affair were failed to improve. The schools held hostage by Islamic supremacists at the centre of the takeover plot are still promoting an unbalanced curriculum and promoting Islamic supremacism and Islamic misogyny. Instead, dhimmi British authorities have targeted Christian schools. They know Christians will not fight. They know Christians school present...
  • "How LGBT Students Are Changing Christian Colleges" (The Atlantic)

    07/23/2014 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/23/14 | Philip Francis/Mark Longhurst
    Over the past five years, an underground movement has been burgeoning on evangelical Christian campuses. Although many of these colleges explicitly ban homosexual behavior, they are now home to dozens of LGBT-friendly student groups. The umbrella organization Safety Net, founded in December 2011, encompasses groups from approximately 75 different evangelical Christian colleges. Some of these groups are tiny, and many operate in near-secret. But over the past two weeks, an LGBT group at Gordon College has made itself impossible to ignore. When we, the authors, attended Gordon College over a decade ago, the vast majority of administrators, faculty, and students...
  • Awesome: Christian University Doesn't Have to Comply With HHS Mandate

    06/21/2014 5:10:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies ^ | June 21, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Colorado Christian University has won an important case against the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate. Instead of CCU being forced to provide employees and students abortifacients, a federal judge in Denver has ruled that the school can retain its religious freedom. It's a significant decision, and one that the Supreme Court will surely keep in mind as it prepares to decide on the high profile Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius case. The Becket Fund, a non-profit, public interest law firm who represented CCU in its lawsuit, emailed LifeNews the good news: In a carefully reasoned opinion, the court...
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its Crusaders nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a more global society, university officials told Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the universitys executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes, Davis told Our world has changed...
  • Dangerous, ludicrous: PA bill would force Catholic schools to employ teachers in gay marriages

    12/17/2013 5:38:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    HARRISBURG, PA, December 17, 2013 ( A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed a bill that would forbid Catholic schools from enforcing the Catholic church's teachings on homosexuality in parochial schools, a measure its critics are calling ludicrous and dangerous to basic human freedoms. The bill gained new life after Holy Ghost Preparatory School in the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem fired Michael Griffin, who taught French and Italian. Griffin lives in New Jersey, where a county superior court judge legalized same-sex marriage in September, a decision that stood after Republican Governor Chris Christie dropped his appeal. After the ruling, Griffin and...
  • High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over health law

    12/02/2013 9:12:49 AM PST · by TheBigB · 165 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 12/2 | AP
    <p>The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law.</p> <p>The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing Liberty University's lawsuit.</p>
  • Large differences in hookup culture between Catholic/Secular college students and Evangelical ones

    11/27/2013 5:57:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 27 November 2013 | Troy Gibson
    Dr. Donna Freitas, perhaps the nations leading expert on university hookup culture, has being doing research among college students and on college campuses regarding sex, the hookup culture, and student religiosity for several years. She has produced many scholarly publications and studies. One consistent finding she has observed is that evangelical college students are significantly less likely to hookup than any of their counterparts (Catholic or secular). Why? An excerpt from aninterview: The attitudes toward sexuality on evangelical campuses were remarkably different from everywhere else. Everyone is struggling with sex, but they do it in very different ways.Its impossible on...
  • Liberty U. student shot and killed in confrontation with campus police

    11/19/2013 1:28:40 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nick Anderson
    A 19-year-old Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus womens dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. University officials said they had received reports that a male student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer in the dorms lobby. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at a hall known as Residential Annex II, on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus. Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. from the residence hall. This appears to be an isolated incident and there...
  • Northwest Christian University Class President Reveals He's an Atheist

    11/12/2013 6:20:44 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 11, 2013 | Tatiana Shams-Costa
    A student from a Christian university in Oregon ditched the privacy of the confessional and went public about his faith, writing in the school newspaper: "I am an atheist. Yes, you read that correctly, I am an atheist." Eric Fromm, 21, a senior at Northwest Christian University in Eugene published his thoughts about not believing in God in the Beacon Bolt, the student-run online newspaper -- despite the fact that his university is a Christian school. Although Fromm didn't share the religious beliefs as the school, he said in his post he decided to enroll because Northwest Christian had a...
  • LGBT group finds acceptance at evangelical college [Sodomites Now Invade Christian Colleges]

    07/14/2013 6:59:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 7/13/13 | SARAH PARVINI
    Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.... a growing number of gay evangelical students are asserting their dual identities with underground clubs and nascent political activism. Last year, for example, a group called the Biola Queer Underground was quashed by Biola University, a small, conservative Christian school in nearby Orange County. This fall, the LGBT group plans on staging rallies to combat the Biola's longstanding policy on homosexuality that sexual relationships are reserved for heterosexual marriage...
  • LGBT group finds acceptance at evangelical college

    07/13/2013 10:56:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 7/13/2013
    Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith. Now, as an openly gay seminarian, the 29-year-old hopes to carve out a similar acceptance for other gays in the broader evangelical community through his role as president of the nation's first LGBT student club sanctioned by a major evangelical seminary. The group, called OneTable, formed last fall at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, one of the world's largest multi-denominational seminaries, and has attracted about three dozen students. "It quickly...
  • Court rejects Obamacare challenge by Christian college

    07/11/2013 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:35pm BST
    A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected a Christian university's challenge to President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul, which the school said unconstitutionally imposes costly burdens on large employers and infringes religious liberty.
  • Are Seminaries Putting Their Blue Days Behind Them?

    04/01/2013 9:23:05 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 162 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 30. 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    Americas mainline Protestant seminaries are in crisis, but so far they seem to be spending more energy dodging tough choices than preparing for the future. A recent article at Inside Higher Ed describes the enrollment collapse at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Luther is one of the most important Lutheran seminaries in the country, but its status wasnt enough to insulate it from the forces upending seminaries everywhere. Enrollment fell off sharply, and the institution was running multimillion-dollar deficits, spending down its endowment and relying on loans. The seminarys response? Its making some painful cuts, letting go of some staff...
  • Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University

    03/08/2013 5:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | March 8, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Gay rights activists are demanding Tim Tebow back out of a speaking engagement at Liberty University just two weeks after pressuring the New York Jets quarterback to cancel a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Tebow is expected to speak this weekend at Wildfire a mens conference hosted by the conservative Christian university. His remarks will be closed to the general public. The professional football player is well-known for sharing his faith in Christ but in recent weeks hes come under fire from the national media and gay rights activists for speaking in churches...
  • Old-fashioned school saves lives, fixes ADHD, draws ACLU's fire

    10/22/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 26 replies ^ | 10/21/2012 | Scott Walter
    The Heights School has the charitable mission of helping boys grow into good men. Its charity toward Jared changed his life dramatically. Then that change planted a seed in Dr. Sax and changed his life. The doctors changed life in turn led him to help others change thousands more lives unless the heartless ACLU lawyers succeed in snuffing out those seeds.
  • Soaping the slippery slope: the decline of once-Christian colleges into bastions of unbelief

    08/21/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    WORLD ^ | Marvin Olasky
    What happened to so many once-Christian colleges in the United States? Two fine books describe the decline. George Marsden's 462-page The Soul of the American University shows how once-Protestant universities became secular look-alikes. James Burtchaell's The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches uses 868 pages to show not only how schools moved from liberal theism to secularism but how, before that, they moved from theologically conservative to liberal stances. I'll try to give the high points of 1,330 pages in fewer than 1,330 words: Three central messages are (1) Follow the money,...
  • Child With Gay Parents Cant Enroll At School (ABQ Christian School)

    07/28/2012 8:35:55 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2012 | Hailey Heinz
    A local Christian school that has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay is violating the New Mexico Human Rights Act, the familys attorney contends. Attorney Shane Youtz, who represents the family, said the couple received a letter from Hope Christian school saying their three-year-old son would not be able to enroll because of his parents sexual orientation. An official from Hope Christian which received $61,455 in public, federal funding for the current budget year declined to comment. Youtz said the family hopes the school will change its mind, and that...
  • ROMNEY AT LIBERTY LEADS TO ANGRY STUDENT RESPONSE [Falwell's U. issues Mitt commencement invite]

    04/22/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 102 replies
    WorldNetDaily/CNN ^ | April 21, 2012
    'University should have gotten a Christian to speak not someone who practices a cult' (CNN) Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of...Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address. By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the schools Facebook page about the Thursday announcement a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isnt part of the Christian faith.
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • Baptist college files suit against contraceptive/abortion mandate

    02/23/2012 7:24:16 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | Michael Foust
    PINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- A Baptist college has joined the list of schools and universities suing the federal government in opposition to the Obama administration's contraceptive/abortion mandate, making it clear the issue is not simply a Catholic one. Louisiana College -- affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention -- filed suit Monday (Feb. 20) in federal court, saying the mandate violates the U.S. Constitution by, among other things, entangling the government in religious matters and forcing the college to violate its "sincerely held religious beliefs regarding abortion." The convention is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. "The time for silence is...
  • The Rest of the Story: 26 LU students request permits to carry guns on campus(VA)

    12/30/2011 7:45:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 29 December, 2011 | Liz Barry
    When Liberty University senior Craig Storrs returns from Christmas break, he plans to apply for permission to carry on campus his Bersa .380, a small handgun he owns for self-defense. If Storrs application is approved, he will join the first wave of students packing heat at Liberty. Since LU announced the new firearms policy in late November, 64 students, faculty and staff have applied for permission to carry guns on campus, according to university officials. Liberty officials would not disclose how many applications had been approved, but said they received requests from 26 students and 38 faculty and staff members...
  • Now Obama's NLRB tells a church school it's not religious enough

    08/31/2011 5:10:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/29/2011 | Ken Klukowski
    It's not enough for President Obama's National Labor Relations Board to target the Boeing plant in South Carolina. Now the NLRB thinks it can tell a church school when it's not religious enough. Most people have heard by now of NLRB's unprecedented decree that Boeing Co. cannot build a new airline production facility in South Carolina. But Obama's NLRB is also claiming the authority to dictate labor policies and order union elections at Catholic universities if they are not religious enough.
  • Iranian-backed TV broadcasts US Koran desecrations, inflames deadly Kashmir riots; 15 dead

    09/13/2010 12:15:20 PM PDT · by Gennie · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 13th 2010 | Rocco Parascandola and Corky Siemaszko
    Iranian-backed TV broadcasts US Koran desecrations, inflames deadly Kashmir riots; 15 dead The Iranians seized on reports of Koran burnings near Ground Zero and elsewhere in the U.S. to fan deadly riots Monday in mostly-Muslim Kashmir. Indian forces killed more than a dozen people and wounded scores more rampaging rioters, who chanted "Down with Koran desecrators" as they attacked a Christian school in one town and government buildings in other cities. They also chanted "Down with America" and "Down with Israel," cries rarely heard in Kashmir where Muslim rebels have long waged a bloody rebellion against Indian rule. U.S. Ambassador...

    05/31/2010 6:15:04 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 126+ views ^ | 05/31/2010 | Jeremy Reynalds
    "The Christian Democrats are pointing out that continuing encroachment by government into school admissions is an unwelcome move that approaches nationalization. The party says that if pursued, it would be a grave violation of parental rights as primary educators of their children." Our president is so enamored of the British health care system, could this move be tried in the U.S. soon, too??
  • College Students Want 'Our Lord' Phrase Off Diplomas

    03/29/2010 6:13:13 PM PDT · by metmom · 99 replies · 2,283+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 |
    A group of students at Trinity University in Texas wants the Christian-rooted school to remove the words "Our Lord" from their diplomas, the Houston Chronicle reported. "A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes, Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection, told the Chronicle. By having the phrase In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ." Qureshi, a Muslim student at the school, is leading the campaign to remove the words. The Board of Trustees is expected to...
  • (Muslim) Students want Our Lord' phrase off Trinity diplomas

    03/29/2010 7:52:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 100 replies · 1,986+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/29/2010 | By Melissa Ludwig - Express-News
    A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to Our Lord on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus. A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes, said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. By having the phrase In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ. Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording, winning support from student government and a...
  • University, local lawmakers file suit over health-care bill

    03/25/2010 10:56:26 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 344+ views
    Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | March 24, 2010 | Ray Reed
    Liberty University sued the federal government Tuesday, saying Congress lacks authority for the power grab it makes with the health care bill. We are greatly impacted by this law, said LU Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. We think it is a travesty, a miscarriage of justice, and we want to challenge it. We are honored to take the lead on this, Falwell said. Joining LU as plaintiffs in the lawsuit were Del. Kathy Byron, R-Campbell County, Lynchburg City Councilman Jeff Helgeson, whose ward includes LU, and a woman who would be forced to buy insurance under the bill, said Mat Staver,...
  • Former president Bush: Faith helped in tough times

    02/28/2010 11:21:37 AM PST · by jakerobins · 15 replies · 578+ views
    AP News ^ | Feb 28, 1:19 AM (ET)
    <p>FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Former President George W. Bush says he turned to his faith during tough times in his eight years in office.</p> <p>He told more than 1,100 people at a banquet Saturday night for Fort Worth Christian School that he didn't see how he could be president without prayer.</p>
  • U.K. Religious Schools Forced to Promote Abortion, Homosexuality under Sex-Ed Bill

    02/23/2010 3:27:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies · 630+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/23/10 | Hilary White
    LONDON, February 23, 2010 ( Britains Labour government clarified this week that an amendment to the Children, Schools and Families bill, that says faith schools may teach the mandatory Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) program in a way that reflects the schools religious character, does not, in fact, give the schools freedom to oppose abortion, contraception and homosexual activity on moral grounds. The clarification has been hailed by a local pro-life and pro-family group as evidence that the spectre of "totalitarianism" has reappeared in Britain.Arecent statement from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), made in response...
  • Atheist David Miliband Sends Son To Faith School

    01/24/2010 2:52:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 780+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 24, 2010 | Alastair Jamieson
    Atheist David Miliband Sends Son To Faith School David Miliband has been accused of hypocrisy for sending his son to a Church of England school even though he himself is an atheist. By Alastair Jamieson 24 Jan 2010 The foreign secretary and his wife, Louise, have sent the eldest of their two adopted sons to a faith school more than one mile from their north London home despite living close to a secular primary. The headteacher of their chosen school is an outspoken critic of government education policy and does not support controversial tests for 10 and 11-year-olds. Children should...
  • Radio Host Delilah Pulls Kids from Crosspoint Academy, Claiming School Teaches Veiled Mormonism

    12/26/2009 1:06:10 PM PST · by Colofornian · 250 replies · 3,301+ views
    Kitsap Sun ^ | Dec. 25, 2009 | Marietta Nelson
    CHICO Changes in the curriculum at Crosspoint Academy have some parents, including prominent radio host Delilah Rene Luke, concerned the private Christian school in Chico is straying from its biblical focus. But school leaders defend the changes, saying the new materials will grow the schools 290 students into the next generation of Christian leaders. The idea that Crosspoint is still fundamentally rooted in strong Christian values and delivers a curriculum with a Christian perspective in mind has not changed and that has never changed in this process, said Eric Rasmussen, superintendent of schools for Crista, the Christian ministry organization...
  • Top 10 Most Socially Conservative Colleges

    07/27/2009 7:30:37 PM PDT · by ComeUpHigher · 44 replies · 4,247+ views
    MSN ^ | July 27, 2009 | The Princeton Review
    Students at these schools dont venture far off the path that leads to the right. Religion plays a big role in the campus activities, generally, as do morals and character profiles that would make any parent proud. The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 college students for the 2010 edition of the "Best 371 Colleges" book revealed the top 10 colleges that have conservative campus cultures, especially regarding political persuasion, the use of drugs and alcohol and the level of acceptance of the gay community on campus.
  • Liberty University and the Liberty to Dissent

    07/01/2009 9:31:56 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Christainity Today ^ | 1 July 2009 | Elrena Evans
    Last month, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, revoked its official recognition of the student Democratic group on campus, saying that the Democratic Party platform conflicted with the university's Christian principles. Following purported complaints from trustees, parents, and (perhaps most significantly) donors, Student Affairs Vice President Mark Hine sent an e-mail to Brian Diaz, president of the College Democrats, saying that the university was "unable to lend support to a club whose parent organization stands against the moral principles held by Liberty University." "By using Liberty University and Democrat in the name," Hine wrote, "the two are associated and the goals...
  • Liberty University, Dem club reach compromise (Falwell caves)

    06/23/2009 8:33:32 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 14 replies · 566+ views
    Lynchburg News Advance ^ | June 23, 2009 | Christa Desrets
    After a month of back-and-forth negotiations, the controversy between Liberty University and the college Democrat club reached a resolution Monday. A proposed change in university policy, announced by Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. over the weekend, in effect puts the student club on equal footing with the schools College Republicans. Both groups, along with any other political clubs on campus, now are recognized under the new policy as unofficial clubs. The move was embraced by a student leader of the Democratic club on Monday. We decided to go ahead and implement (the policy) as of today, Falwell said Monday. The (College)...
  • University and Democrat Club makes Agreement

    06/23/2009 8:57:28 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies · 440+ views
    Liberty University News ^ | Liberty University News
    Liberty Universitys student Democratic club has reached an agreement with the school on its status. Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said today that a change in university policy will allow the Liberty University College Democrats to exist as an unofficial club. The policy change, which took effect yesterday, also changed the College Republicans from an officially recognized campus group to the new unofficial status. Liberty withdrew official recognition of the Lynchburg schools club last month because it supported the Democratic Partys platforms and candidates. Under the new policy, the unofficial organizations wont receive school funding but may use the Liberty name...
  • Undercover At An Evangelical University

    05/31/2009 5:06:56 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 22 replies · 1,728+ views
    NPR ^ | Kevin Roose
    Taking a semester off to travel and focus on writing isn't that unusual for a student at Brown University. But instead of studying comparative literature in Europe, Kevin Roose decided to go to Lynchburg, Va., and enroll at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Roose passed himself off as an evangelical Christian to blend in with students at the school founded by the late Moral Majority leader. The experience led to a book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University.
  • LU officials meet with College Democrats - (The Left Just Lie)

    05/31/2009 12:16:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 5 replies · 523+ views
    Liberty University ^ | May 28 2009 | University Staff
    Liberty University officials met with three members of the College Democrats and its staff sponsor on Wednesday to review actions taken in the controversy that has garnered national media attention in the last week. At the crux of the discussion were statements made to the press by the clubs staff sponsor statements the administration says did not explain the situation in enough context for the media to report accurately on the action taken by LU officials to drop endorsement of the group as a Liberty University club. At the meeting, LU officials urged the sponsor to issue a public...
  • Liberty University Says 'No' to Democrats [can you imagine Notre Dame doing this?]

    05/26/2009 8:11:24 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 710+ views
    Everyday Christian ^ | May 26, 2009 | Karyn Brownlee
    As of last Friday, Lynchburg, Virginias Liberty University said no to Democrats. It was reported that the leadership of the largest, fastest -growing evangelical campus ordered the college Democrats club to cease, because it stands against the conservative Christian schools moral principles. The group may still meet on campus, but will not be an officially recognized club of the university and may not use Libertys name or funds. Falwell writes, Parents and students support the university because they believe in its distinctly Christian identity and mission. Liberty University is pro-life and believes that marriage between one man and one woman...
  • Don't take this lying down (email from College Dems re: Liberty Univ.)

    05/26/2009 3:43:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 38 replies · 1,422+ views
    College Dems ^ | 05/26/2009 | Lauren Wolfe
    ""From: "Lauren Wolfe, CDAAA" Friends, "The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of [the] university and to Christian doctrine." Can you imagine if your university said that to you when you were a College Democrat? If they used those hateful words to banish you from campus? Well, on Friday, Liberty University -- the largest Christian Evangelical university in the world -- said exactly that as they kicked out the school's College Democrats chapter. Now, it's time to fight back. Tell Liberty University to allow the College Democrats back on campus. According to Mark Hine, a university vice president,...
  • Kaine urges Liberty to reverse attack on the liberty of its students - (Another Liberal Lie)

    05/25/2009 10:12:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies · 827+ views
    LocalNews ^ | May 22 2009 | Ray Reed
    **My Comment: Timothy M. Kaine and gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe are "changeing" the facts to make it a story they can run with* Liberty University officials insisted Friday that they revoked recognition of the College Democrats club for religious reasons and not political ones, and they werent trying to stifle free speech. Politicians, including Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, urged the private school to reconsider. Using the letterhead of the Democratic National Committee, of which Kaine is chairman, he asked the school to reverse this attack on the liberty of its students. LU chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said the political clubs...
  • Liberty University says campus Democratic Club unChristian

    05/23/2009 2:04:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 68 replies · 1,470+ views ^ | May 23, 11:58 |
    "What would Jesus do?" is a question many Christians ask themselves when buying a car, choosing a charity to support or invading another country. When it comes to campus poliical clubs, Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia, thinks Jesus would limit certain First Amendment rights like freedom of speech and the right of assembly... at least as far as Democrats are concerned. In an email dated May 15, Mark Hine, the university's Vice President for Student Affairs, revoked recognition of the campus Democrats Club. In part, the email reads... "I must inform you that the College democrats club is no longer...
  • Christian University Decertifies Democrat Club, Why it is the Right Decision

    05/23/2009 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies · 639+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/23/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Tell me President Obama, how many babies would Jesus kill? Liberty University, a Christian college situated near Lynchburg, Virginia and founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell, has this week decertified its college Democratic Party club over the singular fact that the National Democratic Party is a supporter of abortion. After the debacle of allowing a president that is a supporter of infanticide being invited to speak at the leading Catholic University in the nation, I can only say that Liberty University should be congratulated for standing up for its principles. At least these Baptists actually believe in something unlike the...
  • Conservative University Founded by Jerry Falwell Bans College Democrats Club

    05/22/2009 7:26:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 1,527+ views
    fox news ^ | 5/22/2009 | ap
    Liberty University has ordered its fledgling College Democrats club to shut down, saying the group stands against the conservative Christian school's moral principles. Club president Brian Diaz said he was shocked to be notified by e-mail last week that the club was being banned by the private university in Lynchburg founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The university first recognized it in the fall. "We were shocked, as well, that (the club) even got accepted. It was huge, and we were glad that Liberty did that," Diaz said in a telephone interview from Orlando, Fla. The club is barred...
  • Liberty University Shuts Down Campus Democratic Party Club

    05/22/2009 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 106 replies · 3,240+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 22 | Anita Kumar
    Liberty University will no longer recognize its campus Democratic Party club because its parent organization stands against the conservative Christian school's moral principles. The club, which has about 30 members, will no longer be able to use Liberty's name, hold on-campus meetings or be eligible for student activities money. "I think it does the university a great disservice to stifle one side of the discussion simply because we are Democrats,'' said Maria Childress, the club's adviser and an administrative assistant at the school. Brian Diaz, president of Liberty's Democratic club said he was informed of the school's decision in a...