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US university asks alumni to ‘destroy the evil’ of same-sex marriage

Naith Payton May 6, 2015
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A openly gay former student was shocked to receive anti-same sex marriage email from his university.

Billing itself as “the conservative Harvard”, Hillsdale College in Michigan was famously the first American university to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex or religion.

Derek Schell, who came out as gay while a student at Hillsdale, received the email from the chaplain, Peter Beckwith, which had been sent to all staff and present or former students.

According to Outsports, it said: “Just to give you a heads up, ugly things are happening in the Supreme Court right now.

“Justice Anthony Kennedy is seen as the “swing vote” and, if that is the case, he will have the power to legalize same-sex marriage NATIONWIDE!

“I do not even think we can imagine the effects this could have on our nation, the church, and families.

“So we are praying for God to give the Justices and the courts wisdom, courage, and discernment, for evil to be revealed and destroyed, and for a heart of love and sound mind.”

The US Supreme Court recently debated state bans on same-sex marriage, and a decision is expected in June. 

Mr Schell posted on Facebook in response: “I’ve never been one to shut my ear to an opposing argument or point of view. However, this is a step too far.

“I met good, kind people in my time in that little town in Michigan, but today I am ashamed, disgusted and angry. This is violence, hatred, and ignorance personified.

“I’ll say a prayer that you discover some love, and stop hiding behind the fear of something that doesn’t affect you at all.”

In March, the former president of a conservative US university apologised for saying gay people should be put to death.

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