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Shorter University Employees Quit Over Anti-Gay Pledge

We told you last year about a new “Personal Lifestyle Pledge” going into effect at Shorter University, a Christian Baptist school in Georgia. A new contract required employees to reject, among other things, homosexuality and pre-marital sex – or face losing their job.

Now, the school is losing 60 staffers as a result of the anti-gay contract, according to the New York Daily News.

The school doesn’t appear to be concerned about the high number of employees leaving so suddenly. Shorter University President Don Dowless told the trade pub Inside Higher Ed: “I can tell you that I and the board of Shorter University understand that some members of our faculty and staff disagree with the university’s personal lifestyle statement and therefore have chosen to resign….While we hate to lose members of our community, we wish them well.”

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