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Multnomah University asks Feds to renew exemption

January 11, 2016


from Multnomah University

Steve Cummings, Vice President of Advancement

Multnomah University is a Christ-centered institution of higher education. For 80 years, we have held firm to our founding values based on historic, orthodox Christian views.

In February, Multnomah University asked the Department of Education for a renewal of its Title IX exemption due to some recent presidential executive orders. The university has held this exemption since May of 1989. Our goal is to ensure our constitutional right to freely practice our religious beliefs.

Multnomah University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. We ask that all of our students be in alignment with our core values and doctrinal statement. In addition, every student at Multnomah is expected to abide by the university’s human sexuality policy, which is aligned with our core values and doctrinal statement.

The university recognizes that some students may deal with issues surrounding gender identity and sexual orientation. We believe that members of our learning community are best supported if they are able to share their questions, struggles or self-understanding with trusted faculty, administrators and staff. In all such personal issues, MU will respond with compassion, respect and grace while remaining consistent with the university’s core values, doctrinal statement and human sexuality policy.

  
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Daniel January 11, 2016

Saying one thing (“we don’t discriminate”) and then doing another (seeking to discriminate with an exemption) is hypocrisy which Jesus specifically condemned – hypocrites and pharisees. There is more to being a follower of Christ than making a living off religion and mistreating others in His name. He said “Love One Another as I Have Loved You”, “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself”, and to “Do Unto Others What You Would Have Done Unto You”. Seems impossible to do that while stonecasting at the homosexuals. God loves everyone, even when you cannot – especially when you cannot.

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