Georgia University Requires Employees to Sign Anti-Gay Pledge

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A Baptist university in Georgia is requiring all its employees to sign a “personal lifestyle statement” rejecting homosexuality.

According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Shorter University issued the statement on October 26. It requires signers to affirm four principles, one of which is “I reject as acceptable all sexual activity not in agreement with the Bible, including, but not limited to, premarital sex, adultery, and homosexuality.” Employees must also agree not to drink alcohol in public, or to drink anywhere within six hours of a university function.

All employees have to sign, and Shorter president Don Dowless has confirmed that those who don’t will likely be fired.

At least one of the college’s 200 employees privately identifies as gay and told the Georgia Voice (anonymously) that the new policy could result in persecution: “We now will live in fear that someone who doesn’t like us personally or someone who has had a bad day will report that we’ve been drinking or that we are suspected of being gay.”

Alumni, students, and former faculty have launched a petition protesting the new lifestyle statement, and a protest is planned for November.

Via Jezebel.

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