Skip to comments.50+ Professors & Staff Resign From Christian University After Refusing to Sign Homosexuality Pledge
Posted on 05/17/2012 12:32:51 PM PDT by QT3.14
Last October, news broke that Shorter University, a Christian college in Rome, Georgia, had decided to ask its employees to sign a controversial pledge that affirms that they are not engaging in homosexuality, among other forbidden activities. Now, after scores of employees refused to sign the document, the college, which is affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, has reportedly received a massive number of resignations
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OK. Not exactly sure how your comment relates to either the post you were responding to or the thread itself.
God may have nothing to do with denominations, but this thread does.
Yeah - but He comes first in my world and any word about what Jesus couldn't do, when HE has done it all for us, will bring a response.
——That kind of disqualifies all the so-called christians I know.——
But they don’t belong to this particular sect, which seems to prohibit the consumption of alcohol.
Why belong to a church/college you disagree with?
The University trustees is free to ask for such a statement and commitment from their employees. Personally I would not sign such a statement as a matter of principle. It is hard for me to square such a statement with the greatest of the commandments.
Excellent! I’ll apply! :D
I was never attempting to suggest that any one thing or another was beyond Jesus’ capabilities, if you remember, I just suggested that rule #4’s provision that one would not promote or encourage the use of alcohol would exclude Jesus, based on the miracle at Cana.
My point is not that Jesus is in any way limited, only that the school rules impose certain restrictions, with unintended (I’m sure) consequences.
Weeding out the sex-offenders is a major plus for this gutsy college. Bravo for them.
Good riddance. Can I get a job there?
one would not promote or encourage the use of alcohol
It’s a dumb rule anyway. If you have it in your house, would that be promoting it - or you went into a restaurant that they serve liquor. If someone is going to drink, they don’t need to be encouraged. Sounds like liberals made up that rule - It was someone else fault you drank, Johnnie?
Its a dumb rule anyway.
LOL. Hey, it’s their school and they have whatever rules they want, but please let’s not pretend that it’s Biblical.
that’s all I’ve been saying the whole time.
I don’t think the folks behind the rules are liberals, though. We should also drop the pretense that only liberals make up stupid rules.
I really do not see it as a problem to ask someone who is in a position of leadership to have high moral standards. But it seems that the world sees it as a problem when someone has high standards.
I believe the bible puts it as such:
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
1Pe 4:3 For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, [fn]having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and [fn]abominable idolatries.
( So here you see that the pledge is not outside of what a BIBLE College would expect)
1Pe 4:4 In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you;
(Here you see the expectation by God that the general public will be freaked out and be abusive if you do not go along with their lifestyle)
1Pe 4:5 but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
(And here you see that being freaked out or being abusive towards someone else with higher standards will not work to excuse low morals. All people will still be Judged by a Holy God, the everyone else said it was OK excuse will not wash)
Its all tied to not influencing the students negatively and setting an example for them. I don’t see why that’s such a problem.
Would “Good Riddance” be the appropriate retort?
>> “I think their stance is an admission that they are not perfect.” <<
I think their stance is an admission that they are not suited to the jobs they held. Adios!
I really do not see it as a problem to ask someone who is in a position of leadership to have high moral standards.
Nor do I.
Tell me how having a beer while watching the Orioles play baseball at Camden Yards on a hot summer night has anything to do with “a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and [fn]abominable idolatries”?
And yes, I find the suggestion that drinking a beer in public as demonstrative of someone lacking high moral standards absurd. Sorry.
Its all tied to not influencing the students negatively and setting an example for them. I dont see why thats such a problem.
It is not a problem, and I’ve never suggested otherwise.
I just don’t believe, as some here have suggested, that drinking a beer in public violates any Biblical rules, and it is not demonstrative of someone lacking high moral standards.
I have written on several of my posts on this thread that schools implementing those rules are within their rights to do so. Just don’t pretend that it’s Biblical.
Where did they say it was biblical? Its just the school rules. Its a private school and its their rules. There are thousands of schools that probably encourage getting drunk with students or smoking weed to show how enlightened they are.
God Almighty did not destroy two cities in the old testament for gossip or lying or stealing but for homosexuality. The New Testament has many words damning this particular sin of homosexuality. I think many other Christian schools should come up with an anti-Homosexuality pledge. Don’t use the word “gay” because these folks are anything but “gay”.