What in the world?? Its like in a war, where you hold the higher
ground and the advantage. And then, because the enemy says you
can't do that because its unfair and they don't like it, so you just
cave-in, and abandon everything and give up your higher ground, and give it over
@Lagomorph. As an alumni of Notre Dame, I assure you that it most certainly is a
school. A very rigorous and respected one. That its athletic program makes a lot
of money doesn't negate that fact.Next time you're in
South Bend, stop by and visit a class.
And so it is...Good becomes Evil and Evil good.Once again man defines and
remakes God according to what man decides is right wrong, moral and immoral.
cthulhu_fhtagn: “They're neither. They're
universities.”Or, in the case of UND, a football team with
some classrooms nearby.Doug Robinson, DesNews 9/20/13: "Forbes
magazine recently published a list of college football’s biggest
moneymakers. Texas ranks No. 1... Then came Notre Dame... These aren’t
schools; they are big corporations with schools attached."Despite its ownership, UND is essentially a secular corporation. It is not
surprising they chose to follow civil law with regards to benefits.
good for them. "as for me and my house,we will serve the Lord". To each
his own. We all have choices. Some choose to follow the living scriptures, and
some choose not too. That Hope, Baylor and Belmont and Notre Dame extended
benefits to same sex people, is their business. It still doesn't legitimize
it against the holy scriptures. Yes, it upsets me. Yes, its legal, but still not
moral. I'm glad that there are some people that still have moral standards.
I'm glad that churches don't have to recognize same sex marriage and
that they can still be unregulated by the federal government.
"Once again these church universities prove that they are churches of man
and not of God."They're neither. They're universities.
Christian standards must change with the times.
Hey, licensed commercial bakers, florists, and photographers, Notre Dame has a
message for you:"Notre Dame is a Catholic university and
endorses a Catholic view of marriage. However, IT WILL FOLLOW the relevant CIVIL
law and begin to implement this change immediately,"I guess they
actually read Matthew 22:16-21
On one hand it is sad that it took a new law for these schools to treat their
gay employees equally, but at least they are willing to move forward.
Once again these church universities prove that they are churches of man and not
I wonder how Brigham Young University and others church affiliated schools will
"Other Christian colleges, however, will not be changing their policies,
Christianity Today reported. These institutions include Fuller Seminary, Eastern
Mennonite University, Gordon College, Westmont College, Wheaton College, Azusa
Pacific University and Messiah College."Good for these schools,
they got it right.
"In addition to Hope, Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, will also
be offering benefits to "all legally married couples," according to
Christianity Today. This decision has come after the 2011 move adding sexual
orientation to the university's nondiscrimination policy."I'm very proud of these universities, and especially of Belmont in my
home town of Nashville.Belmont fired/forced to resign a beloved
soccer coach in 2010 after she told her team that she was planning to have a
baby with her female partner -- so their policy turnarounds since then have been
extremely gratifying. And that former coach has gone on to become a major figure
in LGBT rights in Nashville, so Belmont may actually have done her a favor in
the long run!At the time of that controversy, a major donor to the
university remarked that "Belmont has to decide whether they want to be a
national, recognized university... or they want to be a church."Other religion-based universities across the country need to ask themselves
the same question.
Kudos to Hope College, Belmont University, Baylor University and the University
of Notre Dame and St. Mary's -- they got it right. Good job.