Azusa Pacific University, one of California’s biggest Christian colleges, is being pressured to end its policies regarding homosexuality.
Pro-homosexual activists are asking the school to compromise its biblical stand on homosexuality.
A church in Tennessee tried that and saw its membership cut in half.
Pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church in Franklin, Tenn., announced his LGBT support in 2015, then watched his membership plummet.
It dropped from around 2,000 parishioners to between 700 and 800.
It has led to financial issues for the church, and a “come to Jesus” moment for congregants who want a church that adheres to God’s word.
Azusa Pacific could easily become another GracePoint should it compromise its Christian principles.
The school has found itself being sued by one of its employees, who alleges he was demoted based on his sexual orientation.
In response, LGBT student activists rallied on his behalf and called for the university to change its policies.
Activists sent a letter to school officials demanding they abandon their “strict code” on sexual ethics and adopt “LGBT-inclusive policies.”
In other words, they want Azusa Pacific to abandon biblical-based beliefs, which is another form of religious persecution and an attack on freedom of religious speech.
The school has denied the allegations in the lawsuit. It reminds the community that:
“APU adheres to a traditional definition of marriage. We are transparent about our belief. Each student must look at the university’s values and decide if APU is the right place for them. It is an individual choice.”
Hopefully Azusa Pacific follows its strong guidelines and is not bullied into turning from following God’s word for the sake of political correctness.
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