Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Puting Your Athletic Program where Your Values Are

The Emmanuel College has decided it will not longer compete in athletics with Gordon College, a Christian college in Boston who is trying to obtain a religious exemption that would allow it to discriminate due to sexual orientation.

On July 1, 2014, Gordon College President D. Michael Lindsay signed a letter to President Obama  asking to be released from obligation to hire federal contractors not allowed to discrimination in hiring practice on the basis of sexual orientation. 

Emmanuel athletic director Pam Roecker decided that Emmanuel will no longer compete against Gordon College in any sport, as it goes against the mission of Emmanuel.

Breaking down the sexual orientation hierarchy one step at a time, by not participating in it.