A leading headline this week had to do with Julea Ward, a student expelled from Eastern Michigan University’s graduate student counseling program because she held to her Christian belief that homosexuality was not moral. I guess this falls into the lefts all encompassing “diversity and tolerance” unless that diversity and tolerance has to include Christian values.
“The university contended she violated school policy and the American Counseling Association code of ethics.”
U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh didn’t agree with the lawsuit filed by Julea Ward; instead finding for Eastern Michigan University and upholding the expulsion. Jeremy Tedesco, legal counsel for the conservative Alliance Defense Fund said, “It’s a very dangerous precedent”, the court’s decision “upholding an extremely broad and vague university speech code”.
God’s laws are restrictive and not conducive to many activities condoned by a diverse segment of our morally bankrupt society. Is it any wonder that an institution run by the left would find Christian values incompatible?
The American Counseling Association’s stated mission is to “enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity”.
It might have been a momentary flux on my computer’s monitor; but the word “diversity” appeared to make the whole sentence sag, as if it out weighed everything else. We must have diversity; nothing humans do can be judged as sinful because there is no sin. Those who claim there is a God are mean spirited and make people feel bad.
“… if there was no law given against sin men would not be afraid to sin.” Alma 42:20
There are many who claim the time for America to call itself a Christian nation has passed, that we’ve risen intellectually and have no need for such a crutch. This is what happens to a nation when it lowers its standards in order to be diverse and tolerant.
The Moral Liberal associate editor, T.F. Stern, is a retired City of Houston police officer, self-employed locksmith, and gifted political and social commentator. His popular and insightful blog, T.F. Sterns Rantings, has been up and at it since January of 2005.