Losing Our Religion: Christian Colleges Under Siege

The first colleges in the United States were founded on Christian values.  Today, there are few colleges that will even acknowledge them.  I have seen this unfortunate transition first-hand, having attended a Christian university only to see it torn apart by progressives to accommodate the world views of atheism and Islam. Last year, I attended California Lutheran University. During that school year, we had an atheist student body president who introduced a formal bill seeking to remove the words “to promote Christian growth” from the student constitution.  This measure was cosponsored by the school’s College Republicans Vice President. Moreover, anti-Christian sentiment was heavily felt after the Secular Student Alliance regional conference was held on our campus, featuring an atheist guest speaker who spoke in the school chapel (a major slap in the face to anyone who holds the house of God dear). To top it off, the university faculty lambasted faith and equally chastised Christian beliefs. Most notably, I had one professor, Dr. Jose Marichal, outright state that California Lutheran University was wrong to embrace Christian ideas.  He claimed that college was a place to accept Marxism and to side with terrorist rights.  Dr. Marichal was also a part of President Obama’s regional campaign in 2008. The First Amendment guarantees every citizen the right to worship as they choose, but do Americans really have the duty to accommodate all lifestyles and religions...

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