Column: Challenging Gordon College’s вЂdeeply rootedвЂ™ attitudes
Being a proud graduate of Gordon College, I have discovered days gone by 2 months of debate over Gordon CollegeвЂ™s discrimination discouraging that is anti-LGBT.
But absolutely absolutely nothing has discouraged me just as much as President D. Michael LindsayвЂ™s Monday op-ed in this newsprint (вЂњThere are wounds which will should be healed,вЂќ Aug. 25).
Nearly couple of years ago, we and lots of other LGBT alumni founded OneGordon, an LGBT advocacy company serving people in the Gordon community (weвЂ™re not associated with the school, needless to say). Most of us knew, from direct experience, just just how profoundly rooted GordonвЂ™s attitudes that are anti-gay, and just how long the street to acceptance will be. ItвЂ™s real that current activities have illuminated a fire under us, our supporters, in addition to world that is outside but IвЂ™ve stayed mentally prepared for the discussion using the university of these dilemmas become long and challenging.
The thing I didnвЂ™t expect, but, ended up being for the university leadership in order to make statements that appear to keep therefore small relationship to reality.
Dr. LindsayвЂ™s aim in signing the famous page, asking President Obama for an exemption from LGBT work nondiscrimination guidelines, ended up being simple and easy вЂ” it had been to exempt Gordon from those guidelines.Read More