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CCCU loses Union University

Higher Education | The Tennessee school’s decision to leave the coalition of Christian colleges could have a ripple effect
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/12/15, 12:33 pm

JACKSON, Tenn.—Union University has informed the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) that it will withdraw from the coalition in the wake of two member schools changing their hiring policies to include same-sex couples.

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Possible split threatens CCCU

Higher Education | Decisions concerning homosexuality at Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College spark tension among coalition of Christian schools
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/28/15, 02:57 pm

WASHINGTON—The governing board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities is wrapping up a two-day meeting today, and the future of the organization could hang in the balance.

Last week, Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College announced they would change their hiring policies to include non-celibate homosexual staff and faculty. The two institutions had been in extended, open policy review processes, so the news did not come as a surprise to many CCCU institutions. 

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'Homosexual acts' no longer taboo at Baylor?

Higher Education | Critics of the school’s new conduct policy say it’s too vague to protect against future challenges to the sanctity of marriage
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/14/15, 12:30 pm

Gay rights activists and secular media were quick to declare victory last week when Baylor University announced it had removed “homosexual acts” from the school’s list of prohibited sexual conduct. Activists believe the change is a move toward affirming homosexual relationships and same-sex marriage. Although a Baylor representative denies the inference, some alumni of the private Christian college in Waco, Texas, said the policy is sufficiently vague to make such presumptions inevitable.

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