Yes, valuable life lesson...Give up your values, and principles when it is too hard to uphold....Great.
I don't believe it was necessary and that it will hurt them and their students' education.
Oh, YOU don't believe it is necessary....Well then, it is settled...Tell me, does the board of shorter know that they need to run their decisions by you?
Well, I have no idea if that is true or not...But it seems to me that they will do just fine.Except for the rest of that point. There are not a lot of college level professors looking for jobs.
Well, I read that statement, and frankly it sounds like a bunch of whining from tenured blowhards trying frantically to remain relevant, and rewrite their place at the University.On the contrary, many of those teachers were actually Baptists. They say so on their site explaining their decision.
You want a secular education, go to a secular collage. Don't get in a religious one and try to change their way of doing things to suit you.It is not equally likely to make the college stronger if they are at risk of losing their accreditation or even just the quality of their teaching. College is mainly about teaching students academics, not about ensuring the staff follow certain religious beliefs.
Then find a better fit that jives with your values...Why get in and change it there....?Not nonsense. There are many younger people who believe that getting a good education is more important than a University, even a religious one, from keeping their staff from believing as they wish and doing things that have no impact on their school or its reputation.
You mean they didn't know it was a Baptist school?Many of the students did not sign up to attend a school where their teachers are forced to give up their own values or hide just to be able to work. This "Lifestyle Statement" is a very new thing and never before existed in this way for this school.
Yep, and it may attract others looking as a better fit to their own values...Who are you to say?If the students feel that they are not going to get the same level of education as they were before due to this or their parents feel this way, then it could certainly affect the students' decision to stay at or even go to that school.