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Old May 19th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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88% of Baptist University’s Staff Quit Over Mandatory Anti-Gay Pledge

Posted: 18 May 2012 12:03 PM PDT


88% of Baptist University’s Staff Quit Over Mandatory Anti-Gay Pledge

Shorter University stepped in it big time when they forced faculty members to sign a pledge vowing to swear off homosexuality, premarital sex and drinking.



In an anonymous survey in April, only 12 percent of faculty and staff said that they planned to stay at Shorter University, a 139-year-old Baptist school, reports Inside Higher Ed. More than 50 resigned before the new contracts were even distributed, and certain departments, such as science and fine arts, have been “eviscerated,” according to Michael Wilson, a tenured librarian for the university who’s worked there for 14 years.





“Through our policies, we seek to honor Jesus Christ,” the university said in a statement. “We understand that there are those who do not agree with our beliefs. We are not trying to undermine their right to those beliefs, but want to be transparent about our own.”

“Where is today’s American Taliban? At Shorter University,” tenured Shorter professor Sherri Weiler wrote in the Rome News-Tribune. “Religious fundamentalism in any form (Muslim or Christian) is sheer lunacy in today’s divided, fractured, and tormented world. True peace is only to be found in opening the doors, not closing the gates.”

Good luck collecting tuition from next year’s incoming class without teachers, Shorter!

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88%!?!?!?! That's a LOT.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.
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“Through our policies, we seek to honor Jesus Christ,” the university said in a statement. “We understand that there are those who do not agree with our beliefs. We are not trying to undermine their right to those beliefs, but want to be transparent about our own.”


Seems like a perfectly valid stance







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“Where is today’s American Taliban? At Shorter University,” tenured Shorter professor Sherri Weiler wrote in the Rome News-Tribune. “Religious fundamentalism in any form (Muslim or Christian) is sheer lunacy in today’s divided, fractured, and tormented world. True peace is only to be found in opening the doors, not closing the gates.”




The usual libbie leftie response of self-proclaimed victim hood and hysteria.



Sounds like her script was written by shriek with ludicrous references to the Taliban.



Somebody needs to tell tenured Shorter professor Sherri Weiler that nobody is forced to work at Shorter University and nobody is going to be executed if they choose to defy the university's code.



Let's hope she doesn't give classes on "Contemporary Afghani History"



She is free to leave and find another job with a college that is looking for whiny liberals
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A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.


Did someone say that they shouldn't?
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A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.


Did someone say that they shouldn't?


Yes, tenured Shorter professor Sherri Weiler
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A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.


Did someone say that they shouldn't?


What is the point of this thread?
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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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[quote name='pensacola_niceman' timestamp='1337450317' post='403105']

A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.


Did someone say that they shouldn't?


What is the point of this thread?

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I don't know. It is an interesting news story.



I am pretty sure the point is not that private entities should not be able to take any stance they want.
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A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.


Did someone say that they shouldn't?


What is the point of this thread?

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Just another baiting attack on Christians by Trissie the Textbook Troll (sounds like a children's book title)
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[quote name='CrazyCrickets' timestamp='1337451494' post='403111']

[quote name='pensacola_niceman' timestamp='1337450317' post='403105']

A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.


Did someone say that they shouldn't?


What is the point of this thread?

[/quote]



I don't know. It is an interesting news story.



I am pretty sure the point is not that private entities should not be able to take any stance they want.

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At least no one has used the B-word yet.
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A Baptist University is a private university and should be able to take any stance they want.


Did someone say that they shouldn't?


No.



A tenured professor said that it was "insane" but gave no indication that it should be illegal or prohibited.
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