LIE. Truth? This student was kicked out after violating the code of ethics as stated in the student handbook. A code to which she and all students pledge to follow, and publicly proclaimed so with their signature, before attending their first class. Danielle Powell was expelled in 2011 after she began a relationship with another woman, and thus broke her word.
Have a read for yourself:
“Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation and may be subject to a Judiciary Hearing.”
Despite cries of “discrimination,” Grace University has been very frank about their actions. “Any sexual activity outside of marriage is prohibited,” Executive Vice President Michael James said. “This situation has been handled no differently than any other violation of our code of conduct… It’s a situation where the rules were very clear, the consequences were very clear, and everything has played out as the policy said it should. There are no surprises here.”
The reality is not what many media outlets giddily portray. It is not that Powell was expelled for “simply falling in love” or “for being gay”. She was expelled because she knowingly violated the code of conduct at the University at which she chose to enroll. She, a presumably well-educated adult, is being held responsible for willingly breaking her oath.
Powell’s opportunity to graduate college was exactly the same as her heterosexual classmates, but she chose to violate the code of conduct. No doubt there are plenty of students on Grace University’s campus who have “fallen in love”. And certainly some who experience same-sex attraction. The reason they are participating in graduation ceremonies this month is because they chose to exercise sexual restraint until they were no longer under the oath to which they committed themselves. They behaved like responsible adults.
Media paints this story as one of a suffering victim because that serves the narrative that Christians Hate Gays. The honest truth is that Ms. Powell had the same resources, namely self-control, available to her as those who are receiving their degrees. She chose not to exercise it. Actions, in the adult world, have consequences.