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'I could be fired because I'm transgender': Female theology professor.....
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Posted on 09/24/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: 'I could be fired because I'm transgender': Female theology professor risks job at Christian college and marriage after revealing male identity

A theology professor at a Christian college is set to be replaced in his role after coming out as transgender.

For 15 years Heath Adam Ackley taught at Azusa Pacific University in California under the name Dr Heather Ann Clements, but recently he broke the news to students - and his husband - that he had been hiding his gender identity.

The 47-year-old told Religion News Service that the institution agreed to pay him for the rest of the academic year, however, because his revelation could present a 'distraction', it's preferred that other professors take over his classes.

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'I did not get a sense directly from the individuals with whom I was speaking that they had a theological problem with transgender identity,' Mr Ackley said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: christian; college; homosexualagenda; transgender
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Ten to one says Laz would hit it. Just not sure what with.
1 posted on 09/24/2013 2:40:32 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
They are a contrast to the theology they'd be teaching.
2 posted on 09/24/2013 2:42:08 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

http://www.apu.edu/theology/faculty/hclements/


3 posted on 09/24/2013 2:43:47 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: A CA Guy

http://www.apu.edu/theology/faculty/hclements/


4 posted on 09/24/2013 2:43:47 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: A CA Guy

ALEDGEDLY female professor.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 2:44:13 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Morgana

“broke the news to students - and his husband”

EEEWWWWW. . .


6 posted on 09/24/2013 2:44:33 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Morgana
...ecently he broke the news to students - and his husband - that he had been hiding his gender identity.

'scuse me?

7 posted on 09/24/2013 2:45:18 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: A CA Guy

The concept of being transgender is utter nonsense. Might as well claim to be a unicorn. A person is what he or she was born as (yes, I know there are some birth defects that can confuse the issue, but that is not what people are calling transgender).

Homosexuality and “transgender” is a denial of God as the Creator.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Morgana
because his revelation could present a 'distraction',

Ya think?

9 posted on 09/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hulka; Chode
“broke the news to students - and his husband”

Yes saw that. Am wondering how his husband took it without going ballistic?

10 posted on 09/24/2013 2:46:43 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I’m so confused. Born male or female?


11 posted on 09/24/2013 2:47:08 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Morgana

No worries, professor; if your current employer fires you, Ivy League schools will be lining up with fat contracts.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 2:47:18 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Slicksadick
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13 posted on 09/24/2013 2:47:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Mercat

Born male now eunuch.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 2:48:06 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Neither “his” nor “hers” seem to fit transies. Maybe we could come up with a personal pronoun for them, better than “it”.


15 posted on 09/24/2013 2:48:19 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Morgana

But she’s been writing about women studies, and women in religion??? And she thinks she is a man. How could she possibly write about women??? Will she pull her books from the bookstores?


16 posted on 09/24/2013 2:48:54 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Morgana

Was it a he or a she at birth? Is it becoming a male or what? I’m confused.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 2:49:06 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

It may be nonsense to you and me, but this is Holy Grail stuff to liberals. We have to be liberal regarding trans-whatever peoples who teach at hateful intolerant Christian universities. (Sarcasm)

I expect puff pieces in the media, as this is liberal dream territory.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 2:49:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Cailleach; little jeremiah; All

No!

But He’s been writing about women studies, and women in religion??? And He’s thinks he is a WOman. How could He possibly write about women??? ——there fixed it for you!!!


19 posted on 09/24/2013 2:50:52 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Google cache of interview, circa 2007:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:-2dXHgixh0kJ:blog.matthewspencer.me/post/9276719957&hl=en&gl=us&strip=1

I wonder if this man is repenting, or doing a big “ha ha, look what I got away with”....


20 posted on 09/24/2013 2:52:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Neither “his” nor “hers” seem to fit transies. Maybe we could come up with a personal pronoun for them, better than “it”.

“Zit”

“heesh”

“Zif”

“Zee”


21 posted on 09/24/2013 2:52:45 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“I expect puff pieces in the media, as this is liberal dream territory.”

Without doubt. She will be portrayed as a kind, loving person who just wants to help people but she is denied her dream by those hateful conservatives.

Guess she wouldn’t want to hear that God doesn’t accept women pastors, either. :-)


22 posted on 09/24/2013 2:52:50 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Jane Long

You’re confused? Join the club.

with this whole ‘LGBT’ STUFF, I think I understand the LG, lesbian gay, same sex attraction concept. But when you get to the end, to the “T” part of LGBT, I never understand.

But, to the dismay of liberals, I honestly don’t want to understand. I DON’T want to think about what these people have going on below the belt, or in their heads. Send me to re-education camp now, along with the rodeo clowns.


23 posted on 09/24/2013 2:53:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Hmmm ...

S for she

H for he ...

and it for ... well ... it ...

SHIT.

24 posted on 09/24/2013 2:54:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Of course if they were fired by a mosque the LGBTQDGSDTR community would say that is fine because they have to resplect I-Slam...


25 posted on 09/24/2013 2:55:19 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Morgana

Wait a second here....

1) This man chopped off his own penis.
2) He deceived another man (granted, undoubtedly a raging moron) into believing that he’s a woman.
3) He actually pretended to get married with this other man under these false pretenses.

This pervert needs to be not only fired, but fired and ridiculed with extreme prejudice. And then the “spouse” should have the right to kill him in any manner he sees fit.


26 posted on 09/24/2013 2:55:22 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Hulka

His husband?????? How did a husband not know??????


27 posted on 09/24/2013 2:55:50 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Every time a liberal gets pissed off an angel gets their wings.)
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To: Jane Long
austin powers man photo: That's A Man! austin-powers-man-baby.jpg
28 posted on 09/24/2013 2:55:57 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: MarineBrat

sounds like a girl who wants to be a boy


29 posted on 09/24/2013 2:56:42 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Morgana

Still retching, I think. . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=H_v15nCtDnM#t=145


30 posted on 09/24/2013 2:57:10 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“You’re confused? Join the club.”

Yea and I’m still waiting to find out what Laz would hit it with.


31 posted on 09/24/2013 2:57:21 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Shimmer1

Apparently not, but now. . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=H_v15nCtDnM#t=145


32 posted on 09/24/2013 2:59:39 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: SoFloFreeper
Yeah.

I apologize for being crass, but ...

For x number of years she's been a she ... getting ... um ... pushed, rammed, poked ... whatever ... it's an entirely different movement than being 'on the bottom'

And again I apologize but ... did shit somewhere in the past say ... I wanna' do that ?

THAT'S worse than an identity crisis.

33 posted on 09/24/2013 2:59:49 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Morgana; MarineBrat

OK...Post #26 made that succinctly clear...I think :)


34 posted on 09/24/2013 3:01:54 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Morgana
The article and headline are misleading.

This is a woman, who has never been anything but a woman.

Recently, she has started grooming and dressing like a man. There were no "surprises" for the school or for her husband. She hasn't yet undergone the process of hormone "therapy" or doctor assisted self-mutilation.

Essentially, she's off her rocker. These days, that's not a very exclusive club. The UK paper (or at least this reporter and editor) are apparently confused. Here is a variant on an old story for any FReepers who might be confused.


Lincoln: "Mr. Cameron, if a woman calls herself a man, how man testicles does she have?"
Sec'y Cameron: "Well, two, I guess."
Lincoln: "No, she still has no testicles. Calling a woman a man doesn't make her one."

35 posted on 09/24/2013 3:04:25 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And yet remain evil. To me shall Fëanor come soon.)
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To: MarineBrat
The report says;
"His past relationships resulted in two children and he is now seeking a divorce."
So shit must'a been born female
36 posted on 09/24/2013 3:04:37 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Jane Long; MarineBrat

That and post #28


37 posted on 09/24/2013 3:05:16 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
When PC runs wild...

She's a woman, always been a woman, and hasn't had any alterations. She's just realized her "identity" is male.

38 posted on 09/24/2013 3:06:20 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And yet remain evil. To me shall Fëanor come soon.)
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To: Mercat
Born female.

Still female.

No alterations. Dumbass PC article and headline.

All that's changed is that she now "thinks of herself" as a man.

39 posted on 09/24/2013 3:07:16 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And yet remain evil. To me shall Fëanor come soon.)
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To: MarineBrat; Morgana
The excerpt is very confusing. The article isn't much better (gotta be PC ya know) but reveals she was born a woman and has been married twice. She is mother of two children.

God only knows what hubby and kids are going through right now.

40 posted on 09/24/2013 3:07:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Morgana

Born female. Still female. No changes have been made.


41 posted on 09/24/2013 3:07:56 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And yet remain evil. To me shall Fëanor come soon.)
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To: Morgana

It doesn’t say how long she’s been married. But if it’s any length of time, then I should think the “husband” must know, and agreed not to say anything.

Also, it’s not clear that they are really married, if the wedding took place before California legalized same-sex marriages. Unless they “remarried.”

The whole business is bizarre. And she claims to be a pastor in the Mennonite Church? I shouldn’t think those guys would approve, either.


42 posted on 09/24/2013 3:09:12 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana
Gross.

Gag me with a spoon.

43 posted on 09/24/2013 3:09:37 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Morgana
You're mistaken.

She's a woman. She was born a woman and is still a woman. She has had no hormones or operations (yet.) The only thing that's different is that she now "admits to herself" that she's a man. That, and the fact that "reporters" can't seem to accurately report news anymore.

44 posted on 09/24/2013 3:10:09 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And yet remain evil. To me shall Fëanor come soon.)
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To: Cicero

OK. I stand corrected by posts that explain this mess that appeared while I was writing this one.


45 posted on 09/24/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana
For 15 years Heath Adam Ackley taught at Azusa Pacific University in California under the name Dr Heather Ann Clements, but recently he broke the news to students - and his husband - that he had been hiding his gender identity.

This is news to the husband? This perfesser has problems that run very deep....

46 posted on 09/24/2013 3:11:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Morgana

So now Heather looks and dresses like she is a lesbian.


47 posted on 09/24/2013 3:12:48 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: FredZarguna

“This is a woman, who has never been anything but a woman. “

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It is confusing but at the very end of the article it reads this:

“In a bid to complete his male-to-female transformation he now hopes to get hormone treatment and surgery.”

The person who wrote this keeps referring to “Heather” as “He” and I believe this is why it’s confusing.


48 posted on 09/24/2013 3:13:37 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: MarineBrat
That's not what happened.

Everyone is confused because the PC dumbass reporter has worded this article in a way that makes it confusing.

She is a woman. She was born a woman. She is still a woman. To date, she has not had hormone "therapy" or an addadictomy. All that has changed is that she now "admits" that "deep down" she's really a man. She hid her "identity." She did not hide the fact that she used to be a man. She wasn't.

49 posted on 09/24/2013 3:14:37 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And yet remain evil. To me shall Fëanor come soon.)
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To: FredZarguna; Morgana

OK...I’m confused, again! I don’t really give a cr@p what it is...good luck getting this figured out.


50 posted on 09/24/2013 3:14:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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