By L.A. Williams, Correspondent
Christian Action League
WILMINGTON — Should public universities use taxpayer funds to promote the homosexual lifestyle? That’s exactly what’s happening at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW), where a list of “gay friendly” churches and businesses typed on university letter-head was sent to staff with a recommendation that they share it with students.
“We can’t help but wonder if the university, with all its claims about ‘diversity,’ would give equal promotion to a list of Bible-believing churches. Somehow we doubt that would be allowed,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. “Where is the list for ‘adulterous friendly’ or ‘fornication friendly’ fellowships? Some may think that’s an absurd comparison, but it really isn’t. What’s unconscionable is that a taxpayer funded university is actively engaged in promoting a social agenda that warrants their suggestion of attendance at certain churches that agree with them. Now that is truly absurd!” he added.
UNCW Professor Mike Adams, who sued the university for denying him a promotion based on his conservative religious and political beliefs, is speaking out against the school’s LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Allied) Resource Office, which produced the list as part of a larger resource guide.
Adams told the media that Dr. Kimberly Cook, chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, who suggested the gay-friendly church list could be passed out to students had just two years ago protested to the dean when Adams sent an e-mail to students mentioning that they were “endowed with a purpose by their Creator.”
In his column “The Separation of Gay Church and State,” Adams attributed the school’s distribution of the list to the “endless degree of hypocrisy in the name of campus diversity.”
Adams told the Christian Post that although there are people on campus who agree the school should not endorse specific churches for whatever reason, many are afraid of speaking up against the gay movement.
Bill Brooks, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council put the ordeal in perspective on his organization’s Web site.
“Public universities in North Carolina should be wisely using taxpayer resources to focus on providing a quality education to students, not promoting a political agenda of social engineering by telling students where to attend church,” he said.