Christian College Student Leader 'Comes Out' as an Atheist

Nobody freaks out about it


“My name is Eric Fromm. I am Senior at NCU majoring in communications, and I am an atheist.”

That’s the start of a surprising column co-written by Eric Fromm, student body president in the Northwest Christian University’s student publication, the Beacon Bolt, that sparked an unusual online discussion about students and their beliefs at the school in Eugene, Ore.

Northwest Christian University is, according to its Web site, a school “that fosters wisdom, faith and service through excellent academic programs within a Christ-centered community. It has 623 enrolled students, 62 percent of them female.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter Eduard van Haalen)