Only students were allowed, under the auspice of safety for those with differing opinions. According to attendees that contacted PRI, although the LGBT promoting students seemed to be talking about the meeting with anticipation, the majority of the students just wanted Northwestern College to take a stand one way or another and stop playing both sides!
So what was the false teaching part?
Julie Elliot explained three Christian views that she put on equal footing:
#1 Both orientation (homosexual thoughts and desires) and homosexual actions (sex acts) are sin.
#2 Orientation (homosexual thoughts and desires) are not sin, only homosexual actions (sex acts) are sin.
Attendees commented that this was a flimsy verse that had nothing to do with Peter accepting sexual immorality or homosexuality (sodomy), but it was about Jews like Peter accepting Gentile believers.
PRI says that this is clearly false teaching.
False teaching in that the subject matter and debate is over an issue concerning a sin that both carries the warning of exclusion from the kingdom for those who don’t repent, but also in that it contradicts the order of creation by Christ’s own words in Mark 10:6
The only logical conclusion is that those who advocate for #3 are nominal Christians who are willfully defying clear Biblical teaching on sexual immorality.
Julie Elliott says that the position of NWC is closest to #2 (homosexual thoughts and desires are not sin, only homosexual actions (sex acts) are sin.)
Q. Does God, in this commandment, forbid only such scandalous sins as adultery?
A. We are temples of the Holy Spirit, body and soul, and God wants both to be kept clean and holy. That is why God forbids all unchaste actions, looks, talk, thoughts, or desires, and whatever may incite someone to them.