Christian Group Ousts Leader at Cornell University for Being Gay
And you thought the younger generation of Christians might be more enlightened...
"A campus Christian group that receives funding from the student activity fee is coming under scrutiny after a student was asked by advisors to step down from its leadership team when he told them that he had openly accepted his homosexuality...Before joining the leadership team, Donohoe was vice president during his junior year. To enter a titled position in Chi Alpha, students must apply through the Hermans and demonstrate that they uphold certain values, including not engaging in premarital sex, and refraining from drinking alcohol and taking drugs, according to Donohoe. 'I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to be an openly gay man in a Christian organization,' Donohoe said. After Donohoe finished his term as vice president, he was going to be on the leadership team last fall. The Hermans told Donohoe that they were comfortable with his position as long as he did not engage in a relationship. However, after Donohoe met his boyfriend last summer and affirmed his acceptance of his sexuality, the Hermans asked him to step down from the team without consulting the rest of the organization"
The paper also published an editorial about the incident: "The gay community is one of the most oppressed communities in the world and most poignantly, at Cornell. The actions taken by Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship to remove Chris Donohoe ’09 from his leadership position have highlighted this. But we know that his tale is just one example of such discrimination on college campuses across the nation, where social justice is being halted by fundamental values encroaching into the realm of progressive academics."