Biden Administration To Restore “Dear Colleague Letter” Versus Christian Schools And Colleges?

Traditional Christian Ethics To Be Punished?

Ensure Nondiscrimination Policies
and Science Based Curricula Are Not Undermined by Religious Exemptions to Accreditation Standards

Language regarding accreditation of religious insti- tutions of higher education in the Higher Education Opportunity Act could be interpreted to require accrediting bodies to accredit religious institutions that discriminate or that do not meet science based curricula standards. The Department of Education should issue a regulation clarifying that this provision, which requires accreditation agencies
to “respect the stated mission” of religious institutions, does not require the accreditation of religious institutions that do not meet neutral accreditation standards including nondiscrimination policies and scientific curriculum requirements.

Ensure the Enforcement LGBTQ Students’ Rights Under Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally funded education programs. The scope of Title IX’s sex discrimination provisions have tradition- ally been interpreted in accordance with Title
VII, which the Supreme Court has held includes sexual orientation and gender identity. However, the Departments of Education and Justice eliminated Obama-era guidance clarifying that schools must treat transgender students consistent with their identity. This encourages schools officials to permit harassment of transgender students, deny access to facilities consistent with gender identity, and refuse to use correct names and pronouns— all inflicting untold emotional harm. The Departments should take affirmative steps to ensure that schools understand their obligations to LGBTQ students with a particular focus on transgender students. The Department of Education should encourage students who have experienced sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination to file complaints, then investigate and resolve com- plaints through all appropriate channels. Read more»

Human Rights Campaign, “Blueprint For Positive Change 2020” (p. 8)


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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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