The Human Rights Campaign has put the accreditation of Christian colleges and schools at risk. The group put forth a document called “Blueprint for Positive Change 2020.”
In the Blueprint, the group demands that Joe Biden adopt a legislative agenda and also issue certain executive orders that embolden the LGBTQ movement.
We’ve already reminded you today that Biden promised to champion the Equality Act, so this wouldn’t exactly be a shock.
In all there are 85 individual policy recommendations — all aimed at “improving the lives of LGBTQ people.”
The Blueprint states that the Trump Administration has “consistently targeted” regulatory changes to undermine the rights of vulnerable communities, including the LGBTQ community.
“The Biden Administration must unravel these harmful regulations across Departments, reinstitute the strong protections championed by President Obama, and put the U.S. back on the path toward equality for all LGBTQ people,” it says.
Some of the recommendations for the Department of Education include:
*Ensure nondiscrimination policies and science-based curricula are not undermined by religious exemptions to accreditation standards.
*Prohibit pupil services personnel from engaging in conversion therapy or referring students to conversion therapy.
*Mandate public notice for receipt of Title IX religious exemptions by colleges and universities.
Focus mainly on that recommendation about curricula, though.
“Language regarding accreditation of religious institutions of higher education in the Higher Education Opportunity Act could be interpreted to require accrediting bodies to accredit religious institutions that discriminate or that do not meet science-based curricula standards. The Department of Education should issue a regulation clarifying that this provision, which requires accreditation agencies to “respect the stated mission” of religious institutions, does not require the accreditation of religious institutions that do not meet neutral accreditation standards including nondiscrimination policies and scientific curriculum requirements.”
Al Mohler called it “sinister.”
“The Human Rights Campaign is effectively calling for religious colleges and schools to be coerced into the sexual revolution or stripped of accreditation,” Mohler wrote. “This is an open threat to the ability of Christian colleges and schools to operate by Christian conviction.”