"Oklahoma Wesleyan has determined it is not in the university's best interest to continue to affiliate with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities," said Oklahoma Wesleyan President Everett Piper.
has known for several months that EMU and Goshen
were going to take this course," Piper
strategy of engaging in prolonged discussion indicates an unwillingness to defend the Biblical definition of marriage, and in doing so CCCU
has not adequately represented Oklahoma Wesleyan
and our legal interests."
Piper said he would confer with other like-minded colleges that are, or have been, members of CCCU, including Union, to determine the best manner to proceed apart from CCCU.
"We have been affiliated with CCCU
for many years and it was a difficult decision to sever that relationship," Piper