From Religion News Service
It’s pretty sad that a place that’s certain they have absolute truth is simultaneously so afraid of dissenting opinions,” said Zach Schneider, a senior at Cedarville University in what appears to be the latest step in a steady march toward an increasingly conservative agenda at the fundamentalist Christian college in Ohio.
Cedarville has made news over the past year for what has been referred to as a Southern Baptist takeover. Bible classes taught by women, for example, are now restricted to female students only, in accordance with 1 Timothy 2:12, “I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man.”.
Schneider, who is the editor of Cedarville’s independent student newspaper, The Ventriloquist, said that Cedarville president Thomas White and vice president of student life Jonathan Wood “forcefully shut down” the distribution of the paper on Wednesday morning.
Wood approached Schneider as he was distributing papers, and said “you don’t have permission to do this,” Schneider said. He then physically pulled the papers from Schneider’s hands. The school president also approached another student, who was also distributing papers, and did the same thing.