Bob Eitel, president of the Defense of Freedom Institute and a former senior counselor to the secretary of Education, is warning the Biden administration may soon be targeting Christian universities and colleges, the Washington Examiner reports.
Eitel raised this concern after the Biden administration announced plans to revisit regulations that impact accreditation and student loans for schools of higher learning.
In 2020 then President Donald Trump instituted several changes that allowed Christian schools to function freely according to their faith.
This prevented regulators from forcing religious institutions to compromise their values on non-academic issues such as abortion to maintain their eligibility for accreditation and student loan eligibility.
“That the Biden Education Department would take it upon themselves to undo that consensus doesn’t make any sense,” Eitel said in his interview with the Washington Examiner. “[And] given some of the anti-faith postures taken by the department in the Biden administration on issues of religion and faith and culture, anybody who attends a faith-based institution should be very concerned about what the department might do.”
In an article for WND, Bob Unruh warns with transgender and abortion becoming major issues for the Biden administration, this revisit may strip religious institutions of their accreditation if they fail to bow their knee on these issues.
Christian doctors have already been forced to go to court after the Biden administration passed regulations forcing them to be involved in sex transitions instead of referring their patients to other qualified physicians.
As previously reported, secularists are no doubt also concerned about the growing popularity of Christian Universities and colleges that have seen attendance increases in recent years, while secular schools shrink