McFarland on Azusa: From 'cowardice' to 'courageous'
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Bill Bumpas, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
A Christian university in California has reversed its controversial decision to allow "romanticized" same-sex relationships on campus.
In a statement from the board of trustees at Azusa Pacific University, the board claimed the new policy was "never approved by the board."
The statement further announced that the "original wording," meaning the school's strict "standard of conduct" for undergraduates, has been reinstated.
Azusa, founded in 1899 and known for its evangelical beliefs, has approximately 11,000 students.
It is also consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in the U.S.
"The news that they're changing back to a biblical standard and a biblical position, this is welcome news," comments Dr. Alex McFarland, an author and Christian apologist who speaks to college audiences.
McFarland described Azusa's previous plans as "cowardice" on his "Exploring the Word" AFR radio show. He now says the university showed "courage" to ignore homosexual activists and cultural pressure to give in.
"And to stand strong to what the Bible says," he says, "because it's always better to stand with the Word of God than with the opinions of men."
A second AFR radio host, Janet Mefferd, who blasted Azusa's previous announcement, advised listeners that pro-LGBT group Brave Commons was pushing Azuza administrators to break from its biblical stance.
The group has targeted other Christian colleges, too, she said.
A spokesperson for the group complained in a Youtube video that Azusa leaders cooperated with her over several months and told her the code of conduct policy was "harmful, stigmatizing, discriminatory, and wrong…"
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