This is an excellent response by Wheaton’s Provost Stanton Jones to an anonymous homosexual professor’s open letter accusations against conservative Christian colleges, published by Inside Higher Ed. Here is a short excerpt. I encourage you to read the whole letter.

“I affirm and even celebrate your right to disagree with theological and moral convictions that have been embraced by the Christian denominations for 2,000 years. This is part of the core of religious freedom. At the same time I affirm and celebrate the right of religious institutions – denominations, churches, schools, social service agencies and others – to stand for precisely these theological and moral convictions and to constitute themselves as they see fit by employing individuals who fully identify with those defining convictions, as I have argued earlier in this publication.

“Beyond individual religious freedom, a key facet of the constitutionally protected right of religious liberty is the right to the free exercise of religious belief, the right for religious persons to form themselves into organizations without external interference by government or government actors. You argue, “Much of this debate at your institutions hinges on biblical hermeneutics.” It does indeed, and each institution’s stand on biblical hermeneutics is as much an intrinsic and integral part of its religious identity as other aspects of its belief systems.”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/04/03/essay-responds-open-letter-gay-professor-christian-college#ixzz2PRzuWiYM
Inside Higher Ed

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