Shorter University...Where Being Gay Will Get You Fired
Shorter University, a Christian Baptist university in Rome, Georgia, is requiring its employees to sign a statement saying they are not gay. Or else they get fired.
The university sent this "personal lifestyle pledge" to its 200 employees just last month, and employees who sign are agreeing to "reject" homosexuality, in addition to premarital sex, adultery and other behavior the school says violates the Bible's teaching.
Don Dowless, the school's president, says teachers and administrators who don't sign the pledge could lose their jobs: "I think that anybody that adheres to a lifestyle outside of what the biblical mandate is would not be allowed to continue here....Anything that is not biblical, we do not accept."
One employee, who obviously wants to remain nameless, says it's akin to a witch hunt: "We now will live in fear that someone who doesn't like us personally or someone who has had a bad day will report that we've been drinking or that we are suspected of being gay."
Because that's so wrong. My view? If you're gay, gay friendly, or simply believe that God is love and wouldn't take too kindly to this kind of pledge, get away from Shorter. Take your tuition, your skills, your jobs, anywhere else. Leave it an empty campus.