Tuesday, April 18, 2006

And now a word for tolerance & compassion from our Christian universities

What's truly surprising is that Notre Dame, Baylor and Pepperdine would work so hard to make discrimination legal. This is a sad day for higher education.

Can you imagine the uproar if they did this so that they could keep African Americans out of their schools? However, the bill specifically says that the proposal "is not meant to allow an institution to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability."

365gay.com reports:
(Washington) Private Christian colleges would be excepted from local and state non-discrimination laws under a proposed amendment to the Higher Education Act - a move that would allow the schools to legally reject LGBT students.

The amendment, proposed by Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah), would prevent accrediting boards from making adherence to non-discrimination laws a requirement.

The measure passed the House last week and is currently before the Senate

Brigham Young, University of Notre Dame, Baylor, Pepperdine and Samford universities have all been lobbying heavily for passage of the bill.

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