I am not an alarmist, but this is really serious: Gordon College may lose its accreditation over its opposition to homosexuality.
Carl Trueman was so right six years ago. I’ll put up his money quote on the blog again:
What is becoming increasingly clear is that the day is probably not far off when those who regard homosexual practice as wrong will be consistently presented as the moral, cultural and intellectual equivalents of white supremacists. Al Mohler…has pointed out that this issue is set to shatter any possibility of traditional, biblical Christians being considered cool. You can have the hippest soul patch in town, and quote Coldplay lyrics till the cows come home; but oppose homosexuality and the only television program interested in having you appear will soon be The Jerry Springer Show when the audience has become bored of baiting the Klan crazies. Indeed, evangelicals will be the new freaks.
We ought to pray for Gordon. We ought to pray for those who engage in or are tempted by homosexual acts. We ought not whine, “This is our country and the gays are taking it from us!” Matthew 5 tells us both that we will inherit this world (in other words, it’s not ours yet—Christ will give it to us through no merit of our own) and that we must love our enemies, even when they make all manner of Klan-comparisons against us. But if we return reviling for reviling, those enemies won’t have to speak against us “falsely” (Matt 5:12-13). We will give them justification for their hatred. So let’s turn the other cheek; let’s let our accreditation be taken away without whining (though not without appropriate legal efforts to retain it). As a perceptive new friend said to me not long ago, turning the other cheek is a way of displaying the enemy’s unrighteousness to onlookers.