Bethel University Faculty: Christianity Tells Us to Avoid Using Words like ‘Man’ or ‘Mankind’

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This sounds like satire, but it is actually true:

A guide published by the Bethel library called “Language is a Powerful Tool” tells Bethel employees that their Christian faith and the Bible compel them to use inclusive language.

 “The Bible teaches us to value all people because they are created in God’s image,” the guide begins. “Some traditional uses of language have been perceived as excluding a substantial group of people. To be clear in our Christian witness, the Bethel faculty encourages the use of inclusive language.”