Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gays, Media Attack Christian College with Values

When Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska learned that Danielle Powell, admitted on a volleyball scholarship, had violated the school's moral code by having on-going lesbian relationships, she was expelled mid-semester.  When the school notified Powell that she is required by law to repay federal grants for the uncompleted term, she gathered a posse of homosexual activists and a compliant media to lambast the university for its "sexual orientation discrimination," thus pressuring for new Gay Agenda federal regulations restricting freedom of religion at private colleges.
“I definitely didn't know what I signed up for. The institution itself is still very conservative and predominantly white, a lot of home-schooled pastors' kids.”
-- Danielle Powell
For background read Liberal Media Pounce on Evangelical Liberty University and also read (Liberal) Pew Research Documents Media Bias for 'Gay Marriage'

In addition, read University of North Carolina On Trial for Anti-Christian Bias and also read Florida College Drops Exclusively Christian Club as well as Fired Woman Sues Christian School over Pregnancy

UPDATE 7/12/14: Massachusetts Christian College Booted—Opposes Gay Agenda

-- From "Christian College Expels Woman for Lesbian Relationship, Charges Tuition" by Margery A. Beck, Associated Press June 17, 2013, 12:20 Am 5454

[Powell was] expelled — then sent a bill for $6,000 to reimburse what the school said were federal loans and grants that needed to be repaid because she didn’t finish the semester.

Powell is now fighting the Omaha school, arguing that her tuition was covered by scholarships and that federal loans wouldn’t need to be repaid in that amount. She also notes she was kicked out even after undergoing months of counseling, spiritual training and mentoring insisted upon by the school following her initial suspension.

The university insists that the $6,000 bill covers federal grants and loans that, by law, must be repaid to the federal government because Powell didn’t finish her final semester. School officials declined to discuss specifics of Powell’s case, citing federal student privacy laws, but through a public relations agency said it would provide Powell official transcripts and transfer her credits.

Grace University’s code of conduct for its students is strict: No kissing, no prolonged hugs and certainly no premarital sex. The school even monitors students’ television habits, forbidding HBO, MTV, Comedy Central and several other channels “because of the values they promote.” The rules are laid out in a student handbook and signed by students every year.

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From "Christian College Expels Lesbian Student, Asks for Tuition" by Colleen Curry, ABC News 6/13/13

. . . Powell and her now-wife, Michelle Rogers, have started a petition asking for signatures and letters to be written to the university forgiving Powell's tuition debt and protesting alleged discrimination.

"Danielle dreamed of completing her degree at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska and becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college," Rogers wrote on the petition. "In the spring 2011, that dream came to an end when university officials found out Danielle was in a same-sex relationship and expelled her from school just one semester short of graduation.

Michael James, executive vice president at Grace, confirmed that the student handbook bans students from engaging in same-sex relationships, threatening that "any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation and may be subject to a Judiciary Hearing."

"Grace University is run on biblical principles, therefore we do not employ collection agencies or take legal action, nor do we report to credit agencies. Our policy is to notify the student of the debt, and we believe it is up to the student to uphold their Christian obligations," James said in a statement.

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From "Offers of legal, financial help for lesbian expelled from Grace University" by Joe Dejka, Omaha World-Herald staff writer 6/13/13

Michael James, executive vice president of Grace, said he would like to discuss the case in detail, but federal privacy law prevents him from discussing a particular student's records.

“Trust me, this is extremely frustrating for me,” he said. “I would love to tell this story.”'

When prospective students apply online for admission, they are asked to indicate whether they have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

“By submitting this application, you acknowledge that you have read the above statements and are willing to live by the standards set forth by the university leadership during your time as a Grace student,” it states.

James said the university is a member of the Association of Biblical Higher Education, the accrediting association for Bible colleges.

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Also read Obama Admin Muzzles College Students' Moral Speech