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What if you were told you couldn't work somewhere because of your race, gender, or lifestyle?
That's exactly what a Georgia-based Christian college is doing to its employees. Shorter University recently implemented a policy that states no one employed by the school may participate in a homosexual lifestyle. The university even went so far as to require its workers to sign a "personal lifestyle pledge" in which employees promise to rebuke homosexuality.
Personal preferences of religion, gender, class, or sexuality have nothing to do with one's ability to be an effective employee. Shorter University has no right to tell its employees how to live their lives.
As academic institutions, colleges should encourage individuality and teach acceptance. Tell Shorter University to stop its hypocrisy immediately.
Dear Shorter University President Donald Dowless:
I am greatly offended by your new policy that all Shorter University employees sign a pledge rejecting homosexuality.
A person's sexuality has no bearing on his or her work efficacy and therefore should not be used as a basis of employment.
As Christians, don't your beliefs include tolerance, acceptance, and compassion? Denying individuals employment for their class, gender, sexual preference, etc. is plain discrimination — and I'm sure not something the Christian church would like to be identified with.
This misguided policy carries no logic whatsoever. I urge you to stop the discrimination immediately.