Christians Fold: Major Evangelical Groups Back So-Called ‘Compromise’ on Gay Discrimination, Religious Liberty

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) have endorsed the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) language to federal nondiscrimination law.  Others disagree. One NAE board member and 17 individuals associated with CCCU institutions have signed “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion,” which argues SOGI laws “empower the government to use the force of law to silence or punish Americans who seek to exercise their God-given liberty” and “create special preference for categories based on morally significant choices that profoundly affect human relations and treat reasonable religious and philosophical beliefs as discriminatory.”  Even “narrowly crafted” SOGI laws imperil religious liberty,” and “any ostensible protections for religious liberty appended to such laws are inherently inadequate and unstable.”  Read more: