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LGBT Lobby Coming After Christian Schools

Human Rights Campaign was all in for Joe Biden -- and now they want payback (HRC screenshot)

The Law of Merited Impossibility: It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it.

This law never fails. It’s how the Left operates, without fail. They just wanted marriage equality, remember? And now the Human Rights Campaign, the powerful LGBT lobby, is asking the incoming Biden Administration to crush Christian colleges that do not conform to the HRC’s idea of righteousness. It’s in the HRC’s recently released “Blueprint For Positive Change 2020” — a policy brief for Biden.

Al Mohler writes:

Yet, the most shocking demand in the report is found under the section for the Department of Education. The Human Rights Campaign demands the Biden administration to ensure that “non-discrimination policies and science-based curriculum are not undermined by religious exemption to accreditation standards.”

That is sinister. I’ve not seen any document like this before—the Human Rights Campaign is effectively calling for religious colleges and schools to be coerced into the sexual revolution or stripped of accreditation.

The Blueprint states, “Language regarding accreditation of religious institutions of higher education in the Higher Education Opportunity Act could be interpreted to require accrediting bodies to accredit religious institutions that discriminate or do not meet science-based curricula standards. The Department of Education should issue a regulation clarifying that this provision, which requires accreditation agencies to ‘respect the stated mission’ of religious institutions, does not require the accreditation of religious institutions that do not meet neutral accreditation standards including nondiscrimination policies and scientific curriculum requirements.”

In terms of accreditation, that is an atomic bomb.

In clear text, for all the world to see, the Human Rights Campaign summons the Biden administration to deny accreditation—or, at the very least, to facilitate the denial of accreditation—to Christian institutions, Christian colleges and universities, and, for that matter, any other religious institution or school that does not meet the demands of the LGBTQ orthodoxy. This would mean abandoning biblical standards for teaching, hiring, admissions, housing, and student life. It would mean that Christian schools are no longer Christian.

Read Mohler’s entire piece. 

If a college or school lost its accreditation, it would have to close. Simple as that.  This is the point. The HRC believes that if you do not accept its vision of sexuality, then you should have no place in public life.

These activists are something else. They have won the culture war spectacularly — but now they are bouncing the rubble.

I have never been more grateful to have a conservative majority on the US Supreme Court. That doesn’t guarantee anything, but at least when these cases are litigated, the First Amendment has a fighting chance against the diktats of the Homintern.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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