California Christian colleges and universities are the next target of state legislators who are systematically forcing the LGBT agenda on the public. The latest attempt involves two bills that would essentially cripple colleges by forcing them to implement gay-friendly protections on campus or lose state and federal financial aid for students. The punitive laws would undermine federal protections that have long exempted religious colleges from adopting anti-discrimination laws that violate the tenets of their faith. The consequences of these bills are so dire that one pro-family watchdog group has warned that their passage would usher in Armageddon for those seeking higher education from a biblical perspective.
Under SB 1888 (Low D-Cupertino) Christian colleges and universities would have to affirm they do not discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. They must also prove they were no longer seeking a religious exemption from LGBT mandates as allowed under federal law.
SB 1146 (Lara D-Long Beach) would recognize the federal statues for Christian colleges, but narrows such protections to coursework that deals specifically with religious education. As a result, the federal religious protections would stay in place for theology classes, but not history or social studies.
If these bills are successful, Christian colleges, for instance, would have to allow a male student who perceives his gender as being “female” to live in the women’s dorm to avoid the risk of a lawsuit or the loss of financial aid options for students. Similar consequences could also become a reality if a Christian university dismisses a professor or staff member after discovering they were living with a same-sex partner.
It is clear that the agenda of California’s progressive legislature, including the openly gay authors of these two bills, goes well beyond their original mantra of seeking equality. Their sights are now firmly set on destroying and dismantling all faith-based entities that disagree with their lifestyle.
What happened to tolerance?