source: Raw Story
I’ve often joked about how backwards Tennessee is — and, in fact, some readers of this here bloggy thing who live in Tennessee have often confirmed how backwards the state appears — and here I am, doin’ it again …
Up there to Tennessee, Carson-Newman University has been granted the right by the federal government of this country to ban students who go against their interpretation of Christianity. The waiver allows the school to ban pregnant students, women who have had an abortion … I can’t imagine how they’ll prove that if the problem arises, single mothers, LGBT students and anyone else who does not fit their wacknut religious ideology.
I mean, seriously, did Jesus hang out with hookers and lowlifes, but The Gays, single moms and pregnant women aren’t good enough for this school?
But apparently university President Dr. Randall O’Brien wasn’t thinking about Jesus when he filed for a Title IX exemption from the federal government:
“This is who we are as a Christian university. These are our religious principles. And in a changing world, we would like to reaffirm that this is who we are and who we intend to be.”
Bigots. Homophobes. Judgmental asshats. That’s who they are; and I don’t think Jesus or God is too pleased with that.