News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Associated Students of the University of California
World News

Christian ejected from student group over 'her beliefs'

Isabella Chow, a senator within the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) body, has been disaffiliated with the Student Action party following her comments.

During an ASUC debate which touched upon gender identity, Chow said she believed God created man and woman and that marriage should only be between one man and one woman.

She was quoted by The Daily Californian news website as saying: "I cannot vote for these bills without compromising my values and my responsibility to the community who elected me to represent them.

"As a Christian, I do believe that there are certain... lifestyles that conflict with what is good, right and true."

The business and music student added that she loves all people and all identities are valid.

Fellow senator Teddy Lake, an advocate for members of the LGBTQ+ community, was quoted by The Daily Californian as saying: "I don't feel comfortable being told that I'm valid and then saying that you disagree with me and my community."

Bob Collowan/Commons/CC-BY-SA-4.0

Student Action suggested Chow's views on abortion were another attributing factor to her being dropped as a party representative.

In a statement posted on Facebook, leaders said: "As a party, we are committed to ensuring that the rights and dignity of the queer and trans community on this campus are guaranteed...

"As a party, we are committed to establishing and defending access to reproductive health services.

"This is why we, as a party, have resolved to part ways with ASUC Senator Isabella Chow due to inconsistencies between her beliefs and the mission of Student Action."

Premier has contacted Isabella Chow for a comment.

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email