Thursday, December 10, 2015

Minute Rant: Tennessee University Wins The Right To Ban Gays And Pregnant Women

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.
source: Raw Story

9 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

The pregnant women is a new one...

Michael Dodd said...

Fortunately for the members of the university, "that" is not who their God chose to be. They seem to have missed the point of Christmas and the mystery of the incarnation, that God chose to enter into the very fleshy and messy experience of humanity, not to flee as far from the mess as possible.

I am not personally invested in this religious story, but I do think those who claim to be should at least pay attention to it.

Toni said...

Which leads to the question, Who would WANT to attend that university? It certainly is not an institution of higher learning.

♫Musique♫ said...

WOW. This is certainly not an institution I recommend anyone attending. This is just stupid. Thank God I never attended a university with such bigotry as this one.

Professor Chaos said...

Well, at least they're honest. At least they don't pretend not to be hatey bigots.

anne marie in philly said...

now if some university were to ban XSTAINS, boy howdy would you hear the right-wingers a-screamin'! but since it's just women and LGBTQ people, who cares!

Mitchell is Moving said...

But they still get tax breaks, incentives, and funding as an educational institution? Hmmm...

Helen Lashbrook said...

I can't recall anywhere in the bible Jesus asking his followers to hate everybody; what book and verse is that in? Perhaps Dr O'Brien could enlighten me?

Biki Honko said...

What is up with xtians of late? Busy little bees, locking doors to all who don't past muster, yelling about muslim terrorist all the while not noticing the terrorists wearing a cross.