Last week I wrote to you about the recent media assault on Gordon College due to their Biblical stance on human sexuality and marriage. I am happy to tell you that they are standing firm in defense of both their sincerely held beliefs as an institution and the rights of all faith-based organizations for religious freedom. They have done this in the face of incredible pressure, including, at one point, reports that the school’s accreditation would be threatened. Fortunately, cooler heads appear to have prevailed, and a letter was released Tuesday from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges reassuring Gordon that its status was not in jeopardy. While this is good news, it is very disturbing that such a severe threat would even be discussed. One reporter, whose thoughts were echoed across social media, even demanded that Gordon’s tax exempt status be revoked because of their faith-based policies on sexual conduct. All people of faith need to vigorously oppose such outlandish threats, as such a policy would cripple not only Christian schools like Gordon, but destroy the finances of our churches as well. What would happen to your church’s budget for ministry and evangelism if all of your tithes were suddenly subject to a 30-40% corporate income tax, and you had to pay property taxes on your sanctuary? Unfortunately, we are seeing that there are those who would use the tax code to punish people of faith if we will not embrace the new state-sanctioned orthodoxy.
Please continue to show your support to President Lindsay and the college. Click here to show your support on Facebook, or send President Lindsay an email of support here. They certainly didn’t ask to be the salient rock upon which the current wave of anti-Christian hostility is crashing, but they are holding up admirably. In so doing, they are shielding all of our schools and churches, and we should stand with them.
For our Families,