Seminary president Albert Mohler says a new USA Today column labeling Oral Roberts University as “bigoted” should serve as a warning to Christians and faith-based institutions everywhere of the direction society is heading.
The column by USA Today writer Hemal Jhaveri criticized Oral Roberts’ Bible-based policies, including its handbook that says students should avoid “sexual promiscuity,” such as “adultery, any homosexual behavior [and] premarital sex.” Jhaveri said the “university’s deeply bigoted anti-LGBTQ+ policies can’t and shouldn’t be ignored” even if its men’s basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.
Oral Roberts and schools like it, she argued, should not be allowed in the NCAA Tournament and should be booted from the NCAA itself. “Any and all anti-LGBTQ+ language in any school’s policies should ban them from NCAA competition,” she wrote.
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