In California, Senate Bill 1146 is the latest attack on religious freedom – cloaked in the guise of civil rights being protected for everyone. This bill is a direct threat to the rights of Christian students who have always been eligible for government funding to attend the college or university of their choice. If it passes, students who attend colleges and universities that do not support LGBT rights will be denied access to governmental assistance.
As a seminary, we are largely exempt from the direct impact of this law. We do not accept any governmental funding and do not participate in other government programs tied to funding. While that’s good news for us, the bill is still bad news for our ministry partners. That’s why dozens of leaders from all religions have signed a statement opposing this bill. We invite you to join us. You can read our statement and declare your support for our position at (http://erlc.com/resource-library/statements/protecting-the-future-of-religious-higher-education).