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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign

    A small Baptist school in Georgia has recently required its faculty members to sign a statement that would cause them to swear to behaving in a certain way

    One of those who has not resigned is the librarian, Mr Wilson. He's gay and he crossed out the line "I reject as acceptable all sexual activity not in agreement with the Bible, including, but not limited to, premarital sex, adultery, and homosexuality." when he signed the doctrinal behaviour statement. He does not expect to keep his position at the school and has already sent his resume to several other colleges.
    If you're not willing to support the Baptist lifestyle then you probably shouldn't be teaching at a Baptist school anyway.

    And they're not "leaving". Their contracts are up. They just aren't coming back. Nice to see yet another OP who lies.

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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    And they're not "leaving". Their contracts are up. They just aren't coming back. Nice to see yet another OP who lies.
    More than 50 resigned before the new contracts even came up to be signed, let alone were enacted. They are actually expecting more to follow who just won't be renewing their contracts due to this morality statement.

    So yes they are leaving. The OP did not lie.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    More than 50 resigned before the new contracts even came up to be signed, let alone were enacted. They are actually expecting more to follow who just won't be renewing their contracts due to this morality statement.

    So yes they are leaving. The OP did not lie.
    And there will likely be others to take their place.

    Freedom of choice, when kept within the law and as long as academic standards are met, is a good thing.

    It seems that leftists get panicky whenever Christians want to exercise their rights.

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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And there will likely be others to take their place.

    Freedom of choice, when kept within the law and as long as academic standards are met, is a good thing.

    It seems that leftists get panicky whenever Christians want to exercise their rights.
    Who's panicky? I don't care if they want to make their school more in line with their values. That's fine and completely within their rights.

    I just don't understand the need to do something like this which is very likely to lower their academic standards. There are plenty of people to fill job positions. That doesn't mean there are plenty of qualified people to fill the position of college professor and who are willing to abide by the policies of the school. This will likely hurt the college more than it will those teachers.

    And it is also likely that it will hurt their student admissions as well. It may not be nearly on the same level as the teachers leaving, but there are most likely students who liked those teachers and disagree with why they have to leave to the point where they may look into transferring to another, more tolerant school.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And there will likely be others to take their place.

    Freedom of choice, when kept within the law and as long as academic standards are met, is a good thing.

    It seems that leftists get panicky whenever Christians want to exercise their rights.
    Problem is that the only way in which leftists generally understand the phrase “Freedom of choice” has to do with killing innocent children, and the “freedom” to do so. When you start talking about people and organizations having freedom to make other choices, such as the one that is the subject of this thread, leftists tend to get very panicky.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Who's panicky?
    It was a socialist who started the thread and was upset about what's happening. Others of the same political persuasion agreed.
    I don't care if they want to make their school more in line with their values. That's fine and completely within their rights.
    That's pretty much what I said.

    I just don't understand the need to do something like this which is very likely to lower their academic standards.
    Or increase them. We don't know.

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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It was a socialist who started the thread and was upset about what's happening. Others of the same political persuasion agreed.
    The majority on this thread have said "it is their right but it is stupid of them to do this".

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's pretty much what I said.
    This is what most have said here.

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    Or increase them. We don't know.
    Likely, it will lower their standards. If there were better teachers out there, then they likely would have tried to get them onboard to teach in their college prior to this.

    Plus, we are talking about people with advanced degrees that they need. Something like this mass exodus of teachers is going to likely get the attention of the Dept of Ed and whatever accreditation board is responsible for them. Losing that many staff members in so short of time can easily put their accreditation in jeopardy.

    It is possible that this could benefit them. It is much more likely that this will hurt them though.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The majority on this thread have said "it is their right but it is stupid of them to do this".

    You mean a bunch of looney lefties and their sock puppet accounts?

    This is what most have said here.


    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Likely, it will lower their standards.

    Like affirmative racism,er, like affirmative action?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Plus, we are talking about people with advanced degrees that they need. Something like this mass exodus of teachers is going to likely get the attention of the Dept of Ed and whatever accreditation board is responsible for them. Losing that many staff members in so short of time can easily put their accreditation in jeopardy.
    You obviously know jack **** about college or accredation. Wrost case is that it's harder to graduate in 3/4 years. Little else.
    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It is possible that this could benefit them. It is much more likely that this will hurt them though.
    since must gay-agenda pushers aren't interested in education anyway, only brain washing, it can only be good to purge the gay bigots.

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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    Like affirmative racism,er, like affirmative action?
    Which has nothing to do with this discussion, but for the record, I am against affirmative action.

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    You obviously know jack **** about college or accredation. Wrost case is that it's harder to graduate in 3/4 years. Little else.
    No, apparently it is possible that losing that many staff members at once could affect the accreditation.

    Could controversy affect Shorter University's accreditation? | 11alive.com

    And there is definitely a chance that they could lose more staff members within the next few months and a chance that they might have difficulty replacing those faculty members they have already lost. These are all things the accreditation board will consider.
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