Monday, August 3, 2009

Obama To Take Federal Money From Christian Colleges? AMU At Risk...

President Barack Obama is planning to “crack down” on higher education. He believes that people are being discriminated against. Obama said “when it comes to the programs that are federally funded, then we do have to be careful to make sure that we are not creating a situation where people are being discriminated against.” Dr. Everett Piper is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the Tulsa, small Christian liberal arts school of roughly 1,100 students, has expressed fear over the practice of higher Christians for the university. Last year on the Campaign trail, Obama was quoted wanting to "be sure that all colleges fully comply” with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Dr. Everett said "about 80% of OKWU’s student body receives some sort of federal financial aid money. That federal money in turn gets spent by students at a university that — no great surprise here — intentionally hires and employs other Christians." East Valley Tribune

Catholic Femina Speaks: For Five years I worked, attended, and volunteered at Ave Maria University in Michigan and then in Florida. It is true that most employees at AMU are Catholic, but not all. AMU is an equal opportunity employer, having a staff comprised of people who will respect and up hold the mission of the school to the best of their ability. All of these people do not share the same beliefs; Rabbi David Dalin PhD. is a part of the AMU politics and history faculty. He is Jewish, but he respects the teachings of the Church magisterium and up holds these teachings in the classroom. AMU has a clear mission and those who are employed at the university accept that mission when taking a position at the university, but they are not asked to change their personal beliefs. AMU respects the faith of its employees and president Obama’s threat to “crack-down” on the hiring practices of Christian colleges should not frighten AMU. To rob federal funding from AMU is entirely unwarranted. If Federal funding is taken from AMU based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 it will be wholly unwarranted and ultimately an attempt by the government to relinquish the freedom of religion. The new "anti-discrimination" plan of Obama is very discriminating against Christians.

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