When I was in my teens and early twenties I had some connection with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an evangelical campus ministry with a presence across North America. My theology took a different direction but I've always been aware that they were still active with students in different settings.
I was deeply disappointed to hear that IV in the United States has decided to give the boot to staff members who are LGBTQ friendly or support gay marriage. This new policy has received international attention, including coverage by TIME.
One of the largest evangelical organizations on college campuses nationwide has told its 1,300 staff members they will be fired if they personally support gay marriage or otherwise disagree with its newly detailed positions on sexuality starting on Nov. 11. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA says it will start a process for “involuntary terminations” for any staffer who comes forward to disagree with its positions on human sexuality, which hold that any sexual activity outside of a husband and wife is immoral.
It may be that our human rights and employment legislation in Canada won't allow for a similar witch hunt, but who knows?