US Christian education leaders seek protection for opposing same-sex marriage

by Marvie Basilan |  |  published on June 10, 2015

Leaders of religious organizations in the United States are calling on congressional leaders to craft legislation to protect schools from government discrimination based on their beliefs about the biblical definition of marriage.

More than 70 leaders in Christian education sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, this week to issue such appeal as they expressed growing concern about the possible implications of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision later this month.

In their letter, the Christian leaders noted the exchange between Justice Samuel Alito and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli during the oral arguments on the issue in the Supreme Court last April. Alito asked Verrilli if universities that oppose the same-sex marriage concept could suffer the same fate that befell Bob Jones University which lost its tax-exempt status when the school opposed interracial marriage.