I had the opportunity the first week of June to head out to DC to meet, on behalf of our Cru legal team, with several other nonprofit groups that share our interests in preserving religious liberties for students. It was great to meet several of the people I have been on phone calls with over the past couple years from different organizations in person, as well as meeting some new individuals who are very involved in addressing the challenges we face on college campuses where being a Bible-believing group is not popular, and some administrations would rather we not be there at all.
Our staff in Cru want to serve their communities on college campuses all around the country, and we have great records of engaging well with people who disagree with the Gospel message we proclaim and some of the Biblical values we hold to. We want to welcome any student to attend and participate in our Chapters, and always proclaim the message of the Gospel with gentleness, grace and love. But we desire to ensure that those leading our groups will proclaim our message of hope and love and truth that is grounded in Christ’s teaching and the Gospel message. This restriction on leadership selection has begun to conflict with administrators who wish to extend the campus nondiscrimination clauses to club leadership selection as well as membership.
Anyway, while in DC, I did have a few extra hours to see the sights, and enjoyed glancing at a couple museums and the monuments, fondly remembering my summer in DC during college long ago.
Thank you for your prayers and support that enable me to do this legal work for Cru in addition to serving at NAU.