Religious institutions are very worried about losing their tax-exempt status.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Christian university president issues dire warning over same-sex marriage ruling

‘To force students by default to attend secular schools is a form of mind control’

Samuel “Dub” Oliver, president of Union University – a private, evangelical Christian liberal arts university in Tennessee – has issued a dire warning about the fate of Christian colleges in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage across America.

Many believe private Christian universities – and indeed all Christian schools – that do not support same-sex marriages will now be at grave risk of losing their tax-exempt statuses. But that is just one of the many important observations Oliver poses in his musings on the recent ruling.

“I am deeply concerned about the impact the Supreme Court’s ruling might have on faith-based or other educational institutions—including schools from grades K-12, colleges, universities, theological seminaries and graduate schools—that hold to natural or conjugal marriage, which has only come into question within the past decade,” stated Oliver, writing in First Things.

He noted there are some 30,700 such schools in America that fall under that category, adding:

Because the Court found a constitutional guarantee to same-sex marriage, will faith-based institutions be faced with a decision to deny their convictions or lose their tax-exempt status? Will their students be denied Pell grants and other forms of direct-to-student government aid? The consequences could be catastrophic for private, faith-based education, secular education and the common good.

If faith-based educational institutions cease to exist, the state educational system will not be able to accommodate the number of students then dumped into the pool. Moreover, to force students by default to attend secular schools is a form of mind control. Would our government embrace the tactics of regimes in the past that made hypocrites of citizens by insisting that they agree by force of law, if only outwardly, on matters of faith?