Bigot of the Week Award: October 28: Shorter University

28 Oct

Bigot of the Week

Thanks to my friend Brad for pointing me to this week’s Bigot.  The Southern Baptist college in Rome, Georgia, aptly named Shorter (certainly shorter in human rights), has adopted a “faith” policy that bans the employment of gay people. The university also adopted a new motto: “Transforming Lives Through Christ.”  Who would Jesus hate?  Apparently Shorter University believes that a man who was inseparable from 12 other men would hate the LGBT community.

Employees of Shorter University must now sign a statement:

I have read and agree with the Personal Lifestyle Statement and will adhere to it in its entirety while employed at Shorter University. I understand that failure to adhere to this statement may result in disciplinary action against me, up to and including immediate termination.

Lifestyle?  What lifestyle choice are they talking about? When did gay become a “lifestyle” choice.  This is as laughable as the Gay Agenda.

Not only do I feel horrible for all of the LGBT employees at Shorter, but my heart breaks for all of the LGBT students and the LGBT community in Georgia.  What an ugly message of hate Shorter is sending.  What type of world is Shorter envisioning?  What is hiding in the closets of the Board of Trustees?

While I know the LGBT community will need the support of our religious brothers and sisters, it is clear that we will not be getting support from the Southern Baptist like the bigots at Shorter University.

Click here if you would like to read the full article.


2 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: October 28: Shorter University”

  1. therighter November 2, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    1. Any sexual orientation is considered a “lifestyle”.
    2.Christians dont HATE. Gays, we disagree with homosexuality….there is a big diffrence.
    3 this is a private organization which means they can set these kinds of rules against certain LIFESTYLES …this is perfectly legal. People do this all the time, private tennis and golf Clubs, police departments. (Criminal backround) even car dealerships (credit scores)

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt November 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

      Wow! You really don’t get white hetero privilege do you? Does this mean that Shorter will no longer accept Federal dollars then?

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