A non-profit organization for LGBTQ students, Campus Pride, has published a “shame list” of 102 colleges that it says are the “absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth.”
The group is attacking all Christian and religious-based colleges and universities in the country who have requested Title IX exemptions.
The Title IX education amendment, signed into law in 1972, states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
National Review reports that many Christian colleges have begun applying for exemptions, since the Obama administration has declared (without approval from Congress) that sex discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
Andrew Walker of National Review says the exemption for religious schools and colleges isn’t about discriminating against anyone – it’s about “allowing Christian colleges the ability to enforce long-held Christian moral expectations about sex, marriage and gender as a condition of admittance and attendance.” He said Christian colleges admit students on the basis and expectation of Christian kids promising to abide by Christian morality.