There are several Christian universities of differing denominations near us. They all have strict moral codes, some more stringent than others, but generally speaking, no drinking, drugs, sex, etc. Some have dress codes - ties for male students and dresses or skirts for women. In other words, these are schools MORE conservative than the mainstream.
One of them recently made the news. It's one of the 4 Mennonite colleges in the country, and has always had a policy of not playing the National Anthem at games. They rescinded it last year, despite it not coinciding with their beliefs, and after a year, decided to go back to not playing it, and finding something better suited to the school. This somehow got twisted by the media into it being banned for promoting violence. (That's a Fox link, but all the networks picked it up and ran with it, feel free to Google if you can't handle that source). People all over the net, including CM, are frothing at the mouth about these evil, horrible "liberal" colleges corrupting our youth.
Thing is, this is not a "liberal" college. It's ultra-conservative. The only group more conservative than Mennonites are Amish, and this is technically an "Anabaptist Mennonite Institution", and (as mentioned in that first link) "Goshen College has been and remains a ministry of Mennonite Church USA". And I say this knowing multiple people who have been alumni and faculty - it's not Berkley by any stretch of the imagination.
So with that in mind - what's with all this moral outrage from hard core Christians (the majority of the complainers identify as such, and in the case of the CM post, are known to have repeadedly identify as such in the past) directed at a church institution that is actually more conservative than their own? Is it like a circle, once someone goes past them on the scale, they're automatically thrown to the other end? How does being MORE conservative than someone make something liberal?Answer Question
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