Hope College Upholds Homosexual Policy amid Protest
A Reformed Christian college in Holland, Mich., on Friday rejected petitions by gay rights advocates and alumni to drop its policy on homosexuality.
After months of protest and criticism sparked by a decision not to allow the film "Milk" to be screened on campus, Hope College's board of trustees reaffirmed its position that homosexual practice is contrary to Scripture.
"The college‚Äôs current position on homosexuality is based on its interpretation of scripture. It is recognized that well-intentioned Christians may disagree on scriptural interpretation. Still, humbly and respectfully, the college aligns itself in its interpretation with its founding denomination, the Reformed Church in America, the orthodox Christian Church throughout the ages, and other Christian colleges and universities," the board said in a statement, according to The Holland Sentinel....
The college‚Äôs current position on homosexuality is based on its interpretation of scripture. Here is the mistake. Their decision (which was right)is based, not On Scripture, but on Their Interpretation of Scripture. Time will come, when Their Interpretation will be guided by the culture at large. Then, even though the Scripture itself conrtadicts homosexuality, Their Interpretation will allow it. Unless of course, they are willing to take the Scripture at face value regardless of communities of interpreters
"Opponents of Hope College's policy have argued that the school has not opened dialogue on the issue of homosexuality."
God said "Lev 20.13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
And God said "Rom 1.25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."