InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA (IVCF), a large ministry operating on 667 college campuses nationwide, faced widespread backlash after it announced last week it would begin “involuntarily terminating” employees who hold a theological position supporting gay marriage. But the heat is rising today as influential authors and InterVarsity alumni are now publicly protesting the decision.

In a public letter obtained by Religion News Service, 40 authors in InterVarsity’s publishing house stable including Shane Claiborne, David Dark, Christena Cleveland, Ian Morgan Cron, and Chris Heuertz are calling on IVCF head Tom Lin to immediately replace the policy with one that makes space for opposing views. The letter indicates that the signers “do not all share the same theological or political views” but “are united in our concern for the dignity and care of our fellow Christians whose jobs are threatened by your policy.”

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