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...
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.
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???
I’ve been saying for years the SEC needs to get rid of Vandy and bring back Ga.Tech.
They’ve been persecuting Christians for several years now - ever since they finished with the attempt to steal a building from the Southerners.
Heck...I'm not even sure that's a woman.......
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.
Vanderbilt Divinity School?
Isn’t that the one Al Gore flunked out of?
And people wonder why Im not impressed when they tell me they have studied at some divinity or theological school or have a degree from one.
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!
Isnt that the one Al Gore flunked out of?
Maybe he was a lesbian trapped in a man's body.
Hope the Aggies destroy them.
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.
The Vandy football team has gone to bowls the last two years
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 Creatorwho 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.
This is yet another good reason thankfully, SBC doesn't ordain women!
#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.
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.
Obviously not my religion.
She WILL burn in hell....
And so the rot proceeds.
if they were one of us they would have stayed with us.
Those messages are only ‘muddled’ to those who are willfully ignoring them generally, but I would guess especially in this case.
I am speechless. I ... Am ... Without ... Speech.
Her only divine worship is at the triangular altar.
What that heretic Luther has wrought!
We don’t need Universtities anymore
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.
The trifecta..Woman, Black, Lesbian
My admiration of Vanderbilt just dropped.
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