Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maine college: We won't tolerate intolerance of Bible believers!

Maine college: We won't tolerate intolerance of Bible believers!

Maine college: We won't tolerate intolerance of Bible believers!

College officials in Maine have banned husband and wife Bible teachers from Bowdoin College after they refused to bow to the demands of homosexual activists. 

Rob Gregory and his wife, Sim, have led the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on the campus for almost 10 years.

Carroll Conley of the Christian Civic League of Maine says the Gregorys were banned after refusing to sign an agreement allowing homosexuals to be considered for leadership in the group.

The administration has made it "absolutely clear" the Gregorys are not welcome if they don't sign a statement declaring "sexual orientation" is not considered for leadership positions, says Conely.

News website The Main Wire reported the Gregorys' must be gone by May, when the academic year ends.

The college newspaper, The Bowdoin Orient, reported that the couple agreed to sign  the agreement only if they could include a Reservation of Rights to Religious Beliefs and Practices. But the dean of Student Affairs, Tim Foster, denied the request.

Rob Gregory, an attorney and minister, sought the exemption to allow him to interpret and teach the Bible as he wanted.

Conley, Carroll (Christian Civic League of Maine)"It is simply unacceptable to have College-recognized student organizations effectively discriminate against individuals in violation of Maine law," Foster told the Gregory's in an email, which stated that Muslim and Catholic volunteers have signed the statement.

Conley says Bowdoin is a perfect example of the intolerance liberals display when demanding tolerance.

"They are the example of intolerance in the name of tolerance," he tells OneNewsNow.

Foster told the Orient the agreement protects people who are "LBTIQA," or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and asexual. 

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