Much of the recent news coverage of Erskine’s Statement on Human Sexuality has been based on an inaccurate understanding of the timeline and reasons for the statement. For those who are interested in the discussion surrounding news coverage, we would like to offer a few points of clarification. The statement was not developed in response to any individual students or group of students. It was not a response to any previous news coverage. It was not prompted by pressure from individuals seeking to exclude students. It is the attempt of the board of trustees of Erskine to provide clarity regarding a complex issue within the context of a Christian academic community. Erskine seeks to honor both our theological commitments and our students as we engage in civil, respectful dialogue on this topic. Erskine does not ban gay students. We don’t discriminate against any group of students. Our campus community is welcoming and supportive to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Here are two places to find more accurate information about this issue:
Congratulations to Rev. Tim & Anna Phillips, pastor of Midlane Park, KY, and big sister, Grace, on the birth of their twin girls on March 3, 2015. Elizabeth Faith Phillips, 3 lbs., 10 oz. and Ruth Joy Phillips, 3 lbs,15 oz. Anna and the babies are doing well, but they could all use your prayers.