Skip to comments.Outspoken Lesbian Minister Promoted to Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School
Posted on 10/11/2013 8:04:30 PM PDT by massmike
A divinity school in Tennessee has installed an openly homosexual clergywoman as the schools new dean.
Vanderbilt Divinity School (VDS), located in Nashville, Tennessee, has developed a reputation for progressive policies and teachings. An article last week in Nashville Scene described the institution as a liberal oasis and a bastion of the religious left where scholars tend to challenge rather than uphold orthodoxy.
In keeping with these beliefs, the school has officially appointed Emilie Townes as the 16th dean of the school. Not only is Townes an ordained American Baptist clergywoman, but she is also an overt homosexual.
Townes liberal stance on social issues have earned her a profile on The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Religious Archives Network. In a 2012 article Townes wrote for The Huffington Post, she describes her marriage with her homosexual partner.
[My partner and I] are both clear that we do not to conform to the standard text of marriage, Townes wrote, but we want to find ways to breath new air and life into what it means to be married not only by the state, but even more so in the eyes of the Holy Spirit.
As a Christian social ethicist with womanist leanings, she continues, I am clear that the Bible says precious little about same sex relationships, though it appears to have a bit more to say about acts but even that is muddled. I am also clear that although God judges our acts, God does so out of love and mercy and would much rather spend holy time applauding our attempts at humanity than smiting our behavior.
Townes homosexual partner, Laurel Schneider, also joined the VDS faculty this year. Schneider is now a professor of religious studies.
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that is disgusting
So if graduates of VDS actually have a church, do they have any parishioners?
But as long as we get a capital gains tax cut, all will be right with the world.
Lesbian and minister shouldn’t be in the same sentence.
...to spew gibbering hogwash.
When I was young I’d heard that Vanderbilt was one of the “Ivy League” schools - a cut above the rest. Say it isn’t so!!
Sorry, there is no such thing as a christian lesbian minister.
It was. My Father and Uncle attended Vandy in the 50's and 60's, and I was born there.
My great grandfather, a Vandy alum, must be rolling in his grave. Ugh! The campus police are fascists, BTW. Long story.
“....For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
It is sad that this woman and many like her are not just living in sin and corrupting the church, but are also fulfilling God’s prophecy as mentioned in Romans.
Sorry, Vanderbilt, but this isn’t progress(I’ve). It’s degenerate. A Christian seminary does not need an active proclaimed homosexual mascot. Contradiction in terms. Go back and read that nice big blank leather book you probably still have buried somewhere in the basement storeroom.
Ok you beat me to the verse. You’re fast!
Vanderbilt's Divinity School looks to be about as solid as its football team.
I wonder if this woman has actually read the Good Book lately??
Where did she get her background in theology??
What’s a womanist...
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