Christian Cal-Berkeley Student Senator Told to Resign for Not Backing Pro-LGBTQ Resolutions
Isabella Chow joins Laura Ingraham to discuss.
A University of California-Berkeley student senator is facing calls for her to resign after she decided to abstain from a vote on two pro-LGBTQ resolutions because of her Christian faith.
Isabella Chow, a 20-year-old junior, said her belief that marriage is between a man and a woman meant she could not support the student association's Advocacy Agenda. The senate also put forth a resolution to oppose President Trump’s proposed Title IX proposed changes and to affirm support for transgender, intersex, nonbinary and gender nonconforming students.
On "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday, Chow said she did not agree with the resolution containing clauses that promote the LGBTQ identity and lifestyle.
"I said because of my Christian views and because I represent the Christian community on campus, I cannot fully support this bill," Chow said.
She explained that there is a fine line between "protecting" individuals from discrimination and "promoting" their beliefs, and she believes the Advocacy Agenda and Title IX resolutions crossed that line, so she abstained from voting.
"I don't see a conflict between being able to accept, love and validate you as an individual, and yet not fully agreeing with how you choose to identify yourself sexually and how you choose to promote your sexual lifestyle," Chow said.
She said while she's been accused of being "transphobic and homophobic," and she's been called vulgar names on campus and on the student senate floor, she has also gotten support from some conservative and Christian students.
Laura Ingraham predicted that the university could be in a "heap of legal trouble," stating: "They're asking you to promote something that is contrary to your fundamental religious beliefs."
Watch the "Ingraham Angle" segment above.