Georgia’s Shorter University Firing Any Gay Employee

Shorter University is requiring its more than 200 employees to sign a “Personal Lifestyle Statement” rejecting homosexuality. To be employed by the University, prospective applicants must follow the guidelines that the school “is a Christ centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and requires employees to be committed Christians.”

Don Dowless, president of the University, said anyone not signing the statement, which also requires staffers to reject premarital sex and adultery, faces termination.

“I think that anybody who adheres to a lifestyle that is outside of what the biblical mandate is and of what the board has passed, including the president, would not be allowed to continue here,” Dowless said in a statement. “We have a right to hire only Christians.”

Once again, Christians are picking and choosing their biblical statements to follow. Should we assume then, that slavery, rape and selling off your daughters ARE allowed at Shorter University?

Ask Teresa McPherson, the Human Resources Generalist at Shorter University:
Or, perhaps ask the admissions department, if those, less-palatable bible passages are honored at Shorter: