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Outspoken Lesbian Minister Promoted to Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School
http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 1o/11/2013 | Garrett Haley

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 school’s 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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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: academia; godlovesusall; homosexualagenda; lesbonaziagenda; religiousleft; vanderbilt; vanderbiltuniversity
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1 posted on 10/11/2013 8:04:31 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

that is disgusting


2 posted on 10/11/2013 8:07:52 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: massmike

So if graduates of VDS actually have a church, do they have any parishioners?


3 posted on 10/11/2013 8:08:04 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: massmike

But as long as we get a capital gains tax cut, all will be right with the world.

blech!


4 posted on 10/11/2013 8:08:29 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: yldstrk

Lesbian and minister shouldn’t be in the same sentence.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 8:10:00 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: massmike
“As a Christian social ethicist with womanist leanings,” she continues

...to spew gibbering hogwash.

6 posted on 10/11/2013 8:11:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: massmike

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!!


7 posted on 10/11/2013 8:11:30 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: massmike

Sorry, there is no such thing as a christian lesbian minister.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 8:11:50 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Ken522
Vanderbilt was one of the “Ivy League” schools - a cut above the rest.

It was. My Father and Uncle attended Vandy in the 50's and 60's, and I was born there.

9 posted on 10/11/2013 8:15:33 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Ken522
I WAS hoping that by now someone would have told me this was satire.....

Anyone?....Anyone?....

Please.....?

10 posted on 10/11/2013 8:16:02 PM PDT by massmike (Why doesn't Obama just declare Syria a "chemical weapons-free zone"?)
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To: massmike

My great grandfather, a Vandy alum, must be rolling in his grave. Ugh! The campus police are fascists, BTW. Long story.


11 posted on 10/11/2013 8:16:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Salvation

Ping.


12 posted on 10/11/2013 8:17:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: massmike

“....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.”

-Romans 1:26,27

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.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 8:18:08 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: massmike

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.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 8:18:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: TMA62

AMEN!


15 posted on 10/11/2013 8:20:54 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: TMA62

Ok you beat me to the verse. You’re fast!


16 posted on 10/11/2013 8:21:41 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: massmike
Wow.

Vanderbilt's Divinity School looks to be about as solid as its football team.

17 posted on 10/11/2013 8:26:42 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: doc1019

Filth


18 posted on 10/11/2013 8:28:00 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: massmike

Wow....just wow.

I wonder if this woman has actually read the Good Book lately??

Where did she get her background in theology??


19 posted on 10/11/2013 8:42:15 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: massmike

What’s a womanist...


20 posted on 10/11/2013 8:43:56 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Flycatcher

But just think of the Affirmative Action points Vandy is putting up on the board: Black, Woman, and Lesbian...a triple threat in the backfield.

Every major university from Auburn to Yale has a huge and expensive diversity bureaucracy with over-paid affirmative action staff to promote the recruitment and retention of minorities and people of diverse sexual orientations.

This country is toast.


21 posted on 10/11/2013 8:45:49 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: ealgeone

and here’s my answer.....

Professor of African-American religion and theology and associate dean of academic affairs at Yale Divinity School

african-american religion and theology???


22 posted on 10/11/2013 8:45:51 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: massmike

I’ve been saying for years the SEC needs to get rid of Vandy and bring back Ga.Tech.


23 posted on 10/11/2013 8:45:59 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: massmike

They’ve been persecuting Christians for several years now - ever since they finished with the attempt to steal a building from the Southerners.


24 posted on 10/11/2013 8:46:06 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: RginTN
What’s a womanist...

Heck...I'm not even sure that's a woman.......

25 posted on 10/11/2013 8:46:07 PM PDT by massmike (Why doesn't Obama just declare Syria a "chemical weapons-free zone"?)
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To: logitech
I’ve been saying for years the SEC needs to get rid of Vandy and bring back Ga.Tech.

Every conference needs a private school. I know there is some kind of legal reason they do it, whereas if a conference consisted solely of public universities, there were some ramifications.

26 posted on 10/11/2013 8:48:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike

Vanderbilt Divinity School?

Isn’t that the one Al Gore flunked out of?


27 posted on 10/11/2013 8:54:29 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: massmike

And people wonder why I’m not impressed when they tell me they have studied at some divinity or theological school or have a degree from one.


28 posted on 10/11/2013 9:03:21 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: Fzob

Bingo.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 9:05:19 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Flycatcher; massmike
Wow.

Vanderbilt's Divinity School looks to be about as solid as its football team.

So when Aggies yell, "Beat the HELL out of Vanderbilt," later this season, it will be literally true.

Can't wait to see Johnny Football put up record numbers against Vanderbilt!

30 posted on 10/11/2013 9:10:12 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: LegendHasIt; massmike
Vanderbilt Divinity School?

Isn’t that the one Al Gore flunked out of?

Maybe he was a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

31 posted on 10/11/2013 9:12:26 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Hope the Aggies destroy them.


32 posted on 10/11/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: massmike

As a Vanderbilt grad (1982) I have been terribly embarrassed as to the direction of my alma matter in the last 20 years. There was a time I thought the administration was douchie, but had balls. Now it’s just douchie and trying to be a bigger university of sensitivity and political correctness than Brown U.


33 posted on 10/11/2013 9:24:48 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Paleo Conservative

The Vandy football team has gone to bowls the last two years


34 posted on 10/11/2013 9:25:47 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: massmike
“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.

Romans ch 1 vv 24-27:

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.

25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.

27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

That doesn't sound muddled to me, it sounds like God is saying He destroyed the people of the ancient world (except righteous Noah & family)with a worldwide flood because of the very same sin that those women are comitting.

35 posted on 10/11/2013 9:27:45 PM PDT by epow ( "OOPS" is not in God's vocabulary.)
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To: massmike
Those American Baptists surely aren't Southern Baptists!

This is yet another good reason thankfully, SBC doesn't ordain women!

36 posted on 10/11/2013 9:29:51 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: massmike

#1) Lesbian precludes association with Christianity. No GO.

#2) She ain’t appealing to men, let one lesbians. No GO!

ergo she’s a loser.


37 posted on 10/11/2013 9:34:17 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: TMA62

I should have read your post #13 before I posted the same verses, it would have saved me the effort of laboriously pecking those verses out on my keyboard.


38 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:24 PM PDT by epow ( "OOPS" is not in God's vocabulary.)
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To: massmike

Obviously not my religion.


39 posted on 10/11/2013 9:41:51 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: massmike

She WILL burn in hell....


40 posted on 10/11/2013 9:46:37 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: massmike

And so the rot proceeds.


41 posted on 10/11/2013 10:20:55 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: massmike

if they were one of us they would have stayed with us.


42 posted on 10/11/2013 10:25:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: massmike

Those messages are only ‘muddled’ to those who are willfully ignoring them generally, but I would guess especially in this case.


43 posted on 10/12/2013 12:42:12 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: massmike

I am speechless. I ... Am ... Without ... Speech.


44 posted on 10/12/2013 12:54:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: massmike

Her only divine worship is at the triangular altar.


45 posted on 10/12/2013 1:17:21 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: massmike

What that heretic Luther has wrought!


46 posted on 10/12/2013 1:36:23 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: massmike

We don’t need Universtities anymore


47 posted on 10/12/2013 2:05:48 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: massmike
Oh how divine /sarcasm. HURL!!!!!
48 posted on 10/12/2013 2:23:12 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: CynicalBear
And people wonder why I’m not impressed when they tell me they have studied at some divinity or theological school or have a degree from one.

I was recently behind a car that had democrat and atheist bumper stickers on it, one of which said, "If you want a country run by religion, move to Iran" Yet, it also had stickers proclaiming the owner's loyalty to Notre Dame.

49 posted on 10/12/2013 2:59:12 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll
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To: massmike

The trifecta..Woman, Black, Lesbian

My admiration of Vanderbilt just dropped.


50 posted on 10/12/2013 3:30:23 AM PDT by Vinnie
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