This is a follow up on https://kindism.org/2014/11/18/new-policies-on-homosexuality-at-principia-college/ If anyone would like to share an extended piece about their thoughts about, or experiences with Principia's policies (beyond a brief comment), please be in touch! I welcome guest posts! The TL;DR version Gays can now openly attend Principia, and the Administration has shifted their focus to combat … Continue reading Equality at Prin, Vague Repression for All!
This bit of news showed up in my facebook feed this morning and I thought it was worth sharing and citing the original source -- linked as a PDF and in full text below. I am curious to see how these policies will be enacted, and what the eventual outcome will be. Fear not, a … Continue reading New Policies on Homosexuality at Principia College?
A regular reader shared the following piece from the February 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal, the piece is part of The Christian Science Journal's columns "Your Questions & Answers" (1). The following is a screen shot from facebook group where the article was copied and pasted in full (2). I have also uploaded it … Continue reading What is The Mother Church’s policy on sexuality and membership?
The following is a list of resources for those who wish to further explore the topics of Sex, Homosexuality, and Marriage within the context of Christian Science and Ms. Eddy's views. It is by no means an extensive list of resources, merely a starting point for further reading. All links shared below worked at the … Continue reading Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science Perspectives on Sex, Homosexuality & Marriage
This was forwarded me by a reader: John Near (former Principia professor) wrote this extraordinary open letter regarding Principia's gay policies, and has asked that it be distributed as widely as possible. It is well worth reading. It can also be seen at the pro-CS site SharethePractice.org (http://sharethepractice.org/blog/2013/12/03/open-letter-to-the-principia-community-by-dr-john-near-professor-emeritus/) Numerous people come across Kindism.org searching for … Continue reading Open Letter Regarding Principia’s Gay Policies
The other morning it was rather chilly and I was going to spend a part of they day on projects around the house. Without much thought I pulled out my Prin College hoodie, cozy, warm and already stained from projects, to wear. I took Kid1 to school and the first friend we saw was the … Continue reading my Prin hoodie
The following is the December 2009 Letter from the Editor from The Voice, Principia's Upper School Student Publication. Readers will remember that until the 2009 change in the Free Speech Policy at the College, questioning and discussing the homosexual policy was considered to be "homosexual activity" (and grounds for dismissal). The editor in question implores … Continue reading Error is trying to split Principia
This is a Pilot article from May 2009 which I thought was worth sharing. It took quite some time to actually FIND the article (linked as a PDF and in full below the cut), which discusses the "new" (at the time) Free Speech Policy. The article also discusses the old Free Speech Policy with relation … Continue reading Recrafting free speech at Prin
The follow is Principia College's Free Speech Policy 2003. Many thanks to the reader who sent us the full text of the policy. RESPONSE TO STUDENT QUESTIONS REGARDING FREEDOM OF SPEECH AT PRINCIPIA COLLEGE Several students have inquired whether the College places any limits on the rights of students to discuss community standards on campus, whether … Continue reading Free Speech Policy 2003
Unless you are living on campus and have access to the campus-only website much of the information about Principia's policies is not easily available. Their website is full of feel-good "we're all Christian Scientists isn't it all great" propaganda, which carefully hiding/downplaying things like their "Free Speech Policy" and "sexual relations policies" (really, what business … Continue reading Principia’s 2009 “Free Speech” Policy