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Librarian Fired At Baptist University For Being Gay

Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion

Despite being a tenured librarian, 50-year old Michael Wilson was fired a few weeks after he refused to sign the Shorter University’s new contract w...

A Requiem For My Alma Mater

Trey Lyon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Trey Lyon

To the current faculty and administration of Shorter University: My prayers are sincerely with you. They are first with the compassionate, gifted men and women who are now called by their own faith and conviction to lie and pledge something they don't believe to keep a job.

Last Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Comedy Editors | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy

As we enter the silly season of politics, we're both enjoying and reviling the idea of having to keep track of who's been winning the Crazy Olympics i...

Baptist University's Ban On Gay Employees Prompts Faculty Exodus

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Georgia college's controversial "personal lifestyle statement" which includes rejecting homosexuality has led to an exodus of faculty members. I...

Gay Librarian Rejects 'Lifestyle Statement' At Christian University

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion

Michael Wilson, an openly gay librarian at Shorter University, signed the university's amended contract after crossing out the "lifestyle statement" r...

I Pledge Allegiance...

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

Last fall, just a few months into his tenure, President Don Dowless of Shorter University in Rome, Ga., a school affiliated with the Georgia Baptists,...

Shorter University's Lifestyle Pledge

Jeffery Self | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeffery Self

Shorter University, which has been a staple of my hometown community for over 100 years, is demanding that their employees sign a "personal lifestyle pledge" declaring that they reject homosexuality.

Georgia University Bans Gay Employees

Posted 01.01.2012 | College

A small, private college in Georgia has a new requirement for its employees: that they be straight. Shorter University, a Christian Baptist school...