How to be a Godly Campus Rebel in 2016

Linda Harvey

Among your new years’ resolutions, maybe you should include this: pledging to become a rebel, especially if you are a college student or work for a Christian institution.

I know, I know– for Christians, “rebellion” has a bad reputation. It sounds unprincipled and sinful.

But the Bible has another term for it: standing in the gap ( Ezekiel 22:30). As America declines, our country desperately needs counter-cultural revolutionaries, those willing to risk a public stance for the Lord’s truth.

I hope I am wrong, but to my knowledge, no Christian college faculty member or visible student group has publicly “stood in solidarity” with Kim Davis, Aaron and Melissa Klein, Barronelle Stutzman, or with any of the growing list of people losing jobs, homes, businesses, finances, and even freedom for their Christian convictions on marriage.

True rebellion is rare among today’s youth. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, campus demonstrators revolted against the establishment. Now, the typical college kid thinks it’s daring to donate to a food bank or choose a Prius for that first car.

Today’s students prefer to reinforce establishment, leftist narratives. They hold tepid “protests,” a Greek chorus echoing propaganda like #BlackLivesMatter, “marriage equality,” or the “war on women.” Sadly, they become useful idiots, part of movements financed by billionaire puppeteers like George Soros.

Activism to embrace climate change is a yawn– even our president has bought this ridiculous deception. And abortion “rights”? Those are your grandmother’s abortion clinics, kids.

You would think we’d see godly pushback by the Christian groups on secular campuses. But no–we are seeing the opposite: fawning accommodation to behaviors God has called an “abomination.” Intervarsity invites homosexual apologist Andrew Marin to pontificate about how badly homosexuals have been treated by Christians. I’m sorry– I’m not buying this. Vicious cyber-bullying by “gays” is a daily occurrence for me and most pro-family advocates. Where’s the outcry about this?

The rebels are on Christian campuses, yet going in the wrong direction, like Larycia Hawkins at Wheaton with her ungodly hijab. Two lesbian basketball players at Pepperdine, Layana White and Haley Videckis, sued the school under a Title VII and Title IX sexual orientation and sex discrimination argument. They just received a thumbs-up from an establishment-affirming U.S. district judge, moving their suit to the next level. The girls suffered “harassment and discrimination” from the team and school because of their relationship, the suit alleges.

Good job, ladies, defying our actual U.S. Title VII and Title IX laws, which have nothing to do with sexual orientation; common decency and morality; and mostly importantly, Almighty God.

Some upstarts are far-left attorneys like Paul Southwick, a graduate of a Quaker school (George Fox) but now proudly homosexual. He’s also a candidate for political office in Oregon and represents unrepentant sinners on Christian campuses, advising open homosexuals and gender-benders to sue using a Title IX defense. He joins the numerous voices led by the Human Rights Campaign calling for blatant denial of first amendment religious freedom about sexual morality.

Remember, the “LGBT” elites will tell you what you are permitted to believe.

These are the revolutionaries we get these days: sexually corrupted youth shaking their fists at both the American Constitution and our gracious God.

This is not the kind of rebellion I am recommending.

lharveyLinda Harvey, President, Mission America

The media ministry of Linda Harvey is an outgrowth of her Christian faith and a successful career in marketing and public relations.

As a former advertising executive, Mrs. Harvey specialized in creating new communications’ vehicles. She has started more than twenty-five publications and overseen multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, primarily in the health care field. She was formerly Director of Marketing Communications at Ohio State University Hospitals.

In 1995, she founded Mission America, a Christian pro-family organization tracking current cultural issues with weekly e-newsletters sent to a national audience.

Linda hosts daily commentaries and a weekly radio show on the Salem Network station in Columbus, OH, 880 AM WRFD which broadcasts throughout the state, and airs a weekly commentary on the national Moody Radio Network. She is also a regular columnist for conservative news site , for, for, and for .

She is interviewed frequently by local, state and national media outlets, and is author of two Christian books, Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality and Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism and the New Spirituality.

In addition, Linda is a frequent conference speaker, with presentations at events sponsored by Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, Heartbeat International, American Family Association, EPC (the Education Policy Conference), Americans for Truth and TruthXChange. She has also spoken to many Ohio Tea Party groups..

Mrs. Harvey attended a United Nations international conference as a media representative; has participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill; and has testified numerous times before Ohio legislative committees. She serves on the National Pro-Family Forum and the Ohio Pro-Family Forum.

Linda Harvey holds a B.A. in English from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and has done graduate work at Miami, Ohio State University, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. She is the wife of Tom Harvey and the mother of two children. They live in Columbus, Ohio.


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