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Fuller Seminary Contemplates Caving to Sexual Anarchy by Allowing Same-Sex Relationships on Campus

by | Jun 18, 2024 | Apostasy, LGBTQ Issues, News, Opinion, Religion, Social-Issues, The Church

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Well, what do you know—another Christian institution seems poised to abandon Christ in favor of sexual anarchy. Fuller Theological Seminary—a school that when founded by Charles Fuller in 1947, actually believed in the inerrancy and authority of Scripture—is now contemplating revisions to its sexual standards that would permit same-sex relationships on campus, according to a draft obtained by the Associated Press.

The proposed changes, dated April 3, reveal a tragic shift in priorities. The document, according to the AP, acknowledges “thoughtful Christians and churches that have different interpretations” of human sexuality, suggesting that students should live according to their respective Christian communities’ values. However, the draft, for now, maintains traditional sexual standards for trustees, administrators, faculty, and staff, who must abide by Fuller’s definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

The current sexual standards available on Fuller’s website states that everyone, “students, faculty, administrators/managers, staff, and trustees,” must “abstain from what it holds to be unbiblical sexual practices.”

This effort to accommodate sexual lawlessness is not surprising in today’s climate, where even so-called Christian leaders and institutions are quick to capitulate to societal pressures. AP reports that the seminary’s president, David Goatley, appointed a task force to review the school’s sexual standards, following the firing of senior administrator Ruth Schmidt for refusing to sign the seminary’s existing standards.

Schmidt’s case is emblematic of the larger issue at hand. Identifying as queer, Schmidt was dismissed for her inability to conform to Fuller’s biblical stance on marriage. Yet, if these new standards pass, students like Schmidt will no longer have to fear discipline or expulsion for their aberrant sex lives. In her words, “It’s going to be life-changing for them.” Needless to say, such changes would only further erode the seminary’s commitment to biblical truth.

This change is being heralded as a move towards “inclusivity” and “diversity” by leftists, of course. But let’s not be deceived by this effete language. What we are witnessing is just another example of a Christian institution caving to the world’s demands. By prioritizing “dialogue” and “theological diversity,” Fuller is undermining the very foundations of its existence.

The seminary has defended its deliberations, according to the AP, stating that drafts of the revisions have been created solely for discussion and reflection. No proposals have been submitted for a vote, and it remains unclear when, or if, the board will consider these changes. Yet, the very fact that such revisions are being entertained is a testament to the helpless state of modern evangelicalism.

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Critics, including retired professor John Hawthorne according to the report, anticipate significant backlash from conservative Christians. He warns of the “storm” that will follow should Fuller proceed with these revisions. And rightly so—how can a seminary that once stood firm on biblical principles now justify such a blatant departure from the truth? The bottom line, it’s a rejection of Sola Scriptura. Once that foundation is gone, everything else is a free-for-all.Fuller’s case is not unique. It is part of a broader trend of Christian schools,

churches, and leaders abandoning their convictions to placate a world that celebrates moral relativism. From worship leaders to pastors, the capitulation is widespread and disheartening.

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