Baptist University's Anti-Gay Pledge Causes Faculty To Quit In Droves

  • metta

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    May 15, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    Baptist University's Anti-Gay Pledge Causes Faculty To Quit In Droves


    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/05/15/christian-universitys-anti-gay-pledge-causes-faculty-to-quit-en/
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    May 15, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    LOL the bigots are killing themselves..

    and its only going to get worse.
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    May 15, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    Oh gee. This must be the same contract that my Baptist-like (free methodist) pastor was getting new members to sign. I missed that member's day, found out about it and quit that church good.
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    May 16, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    I am surprised they even have a science department icon_eek.gif
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    May 16, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    dudewithabeard saidI am surprised they even have a science department icon_eek.gif

    They do, but it's called Bible Studies.
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    May 16, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    dudewithabeard saidI am surprised they even have a science department icon_eek.gif



    The Christian University in the city I live in has a Science building that they spent over $40 million dollars on their building. It has the quote "In the beginning, God created the heaven and Earth" right on the front of it.:

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  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    If they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.
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    May 16, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.
    Go marry and shack up with a female and get over it.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 16, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.
    Do you agree with EVERYTHING the company you work for does?
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    May 16, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    This story is good news.

    My first live-in boyfriend was the son of a Baptist preacher. He slowly became a serious alcoholic and drug dealer (the latter being after we broke up, thank goodness). My cousin, being the district judge for that part of the state, told me a couple years ago that he's now locked up for life on the three-strikes-you're-out rule.

    Although I'm glad to have gotten away while I still could, I don't blame his behavior on him. I blame it on his dad, for being a bigoted anti-gay asshole who made his life a living hell.
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    May 16, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.
    Do you agree with EVERYTHING the company you work for does?

    No but I also dont stomp around demanding THEY change to suit me.

    I work for them not the other way around.

  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.

    You don't even know the story, you ignorant fuckhead.
    The Baptist church didn't start the school, they didn't own it, they were asked to be part of an advisory board 30 years ago and six years ago they decided to muscle in and take over.


    I didnt say it was right I just said these people should have known who they are working for.
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    May 16, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    JP85257 said
    paulflexes said
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.
    Do you agree with EVERYTHING the company you work for does?

    No but I also dont stomp around demanding THEY change to suit me.

    I work for them not the other way around.

    It's not about demanding they change to suit you. It's about having a voice.

    Don't be a pussy. If there's something at the company you disagree with, let them know.
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    May 16, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JP85257 said
    paulflexes said
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.
    Do you agree with EVERYTHING the company you work for does?

    No but I also dont stomp around demanding THEY change to suit me.

    I work for them not the other way around.

    It's not about demanding they change to suit you. It's about having a voice.

    Don't be a pussy. If there's something at the company you disagree with, let them know.

    Oh trust me Im not quiet about anything. I also dont demand they change to fit me. If I find I cant handle it I will move on. No problem.
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    May 16, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    JP85257 said
    paulflexes said
    JP85257 said
    paulflexes said
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.

    They need to get over it.
    Do you agree with EVERYTHING the company you work for does?

    No but I also dont stomp around demanding THEY change to suit me.

    I work for them not the other way around.

    It's not about demanding they change to suit you. It's about having a voice.

    Don't be a pussy. If there's something at the company you disagree with, let them know.

    Oh trust me Im not quiet about anything. I also dont demand they change to fit me. If I find I cant handle it I will move on. No problem.
    Then stop being hypocritical of those discussed in the OP who moved on. icon_wink.gif
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    May 16, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    JP85257 saidIf they didnt agree with the teachings of the baptist church then they should never have taken jobs. Same with people that work for the catholics, and LDS and Assemblies of God and Church of Christ.
    They need to get over it.

    You don't even know the story, you ignorant fuckhead.
    The Baptist church didn't start the school, they didn't own it, they were asked to be part of an advisory board 30 years ago and six years ago they decided to muscle in and take over.

    And the article isn't about the students as much as the staff & faculty. Some others here have incorrectly stressed the student aspect, with the option not to attend a school whose policies you don't support. As you state, the Baptists changed the rules of employment after they took over, and with requirements that extend into private off-campus lives.

    What do you do when your professional career is tied up there, a place where you were not previously in conflict with the policies? You began your employment under a set of rules with which you were not at odds. Then suddenly after a couple of decades you're required to compromise your belief system, your politics, and your religious beliefs, because a new Baptist board starts calling the shots.

    Sure, private employers often change contract rules over time, too. But not in ways that violate basic Constitutional guarantees of private freedom of expression, association and religion. If this is upheld, then it's a lesson that educators should never contract with any religious school, because you never know what it's gonna become in 10 or 20 years. You and the school may be in perfect agreement today, but tomorrow you're made a heretic.

    I'd love to see a case where some Protestant school is taken over by Catholics, for instance. Must the faculty and staff now support RC doctrine in their private lives, or face dismissal? I guess so, if this is acceptable here.
  • Cutlass

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    May 17, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    Beware of educational institutions run by conservative, dogmatic religious organizations. They're bad for your health and welfare.
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    May 17, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
    Baptist University's Anti-Gay Pledge Causes Faculty To Quit In Droves

    Good
    Maybe they'll be forced to go out of business.
    The students would get a better education at their local community college anyway.