InterVarsity under attack for following the Bible!
Tragically, in the last several weeks, InterVarsity has come under brutal attack for holding biblical standards of sexuality. Earlier this month, InterVarsity, a large evangelical ministry operating on 667 college campuses nationwide, announced a policy requiring employees to uphold biblical standards of marriage and sexuality.
As a result of remaining true to the Bible, InterVarsity been viciously attacked and horribly misrepresented. InterVarsity is under immense pressure to abandon its biblical standards. We need to stand with them to affirm their position and applaud their integrity. Please sign the letter of support.
Four years ago, InterVarsity began a four-year study on what the bible says about human sexuality. For the last year and a half, InterVarsity has been circulating a specific document outlining what the organization has always held on this issue—that sex is for marriage and marriage is a lifelong, exclusive covenant between a man and a woman. Any sexual activity outside of this covenant violates God’s law.
According to InterVarsity, the purpose of this circulation, “was to clarify our position while also providing ample time for those whose convictions differed to seek out better-fitting ministry opportunities.”
As a result of simply requiring their staff to abide by this biblical standard, they have been harshly criticized and pressured to change course.
John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center comments: “There are plenty of lessons to be learned here, but at least know this: InterVarsity did everything right. It upheld Christian teaching in a way that was inclusive, respectful, and gave people opportunity for input, they followed a long, thoughtful process, and treated those who dissent with respect. Just know: you can do everything right, but having the so-called ‘wrong view’ on any pelvic issue is going to cost you these days.”
If even a para-church organization is not allowed to hold fast to the Bible in American culture, then who can?!
We need to support InterVarsity and applaud them for their courage to speak truth even when it costs them dearly. We need to affirm InterVarsity for their integrity to uphold the truth even when it is hugely unpopular. We need to show InterVarsity that they are not alone. If we remain silent, we are simply accepting the rhetoric of those opposed to God’s standards.
So let’s speak up! Please sign this letter of support to Intervarsity and show them they are not alone. In the midst of the hateful messages about Intervarsity that are permeating social media channels, let’s #SupportInterVarsity and #StandwithIV.
Sign this petition now!
We support you!