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Old 04-04-2014, 10:50 AM
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Default Liberty University Hires Open Homosexual Advocate to Choreograph ‘Mary Poppins’

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University, considered the world’s largest Christian university, has hired an open homosexual advocate to choreograph its upcoming Broadway-style presentation of Mary Poppins.

The university recently published an article regarding the production, which it celebrates as being the school’s “largest to date.” The article notes that Alluvion Stage Company, an arm of the university’s Department of Theater Arts, “has hired a guest music director, a flighta flight director, and a Broadway choreographer” to assist with the presentation.

“We are very excited to have all of these guest artists join us … They bring a whole new level of excellence,” stated artistic director Linda Nell Cooper. “Our goal with Alluvion is for every show to raise the bar somehow; they have helped us to do that.”

The selected choreographer is Geoffrey Goldberg, a New York City-based artist who has been involved with professional theater for over a decade, and traveled the country for five years assisting with the production of Mary Poppins, among others...

...Director Linda Nell Cooper told Christian News Network that Alluvian/Liberty University was not aware of Goldberg’s beliefs about homosexuality, but stated that one’s “personal life” is not a factor in the hiringhiring process.

“He was hired based on his professionalism and his talent like everyone else,” Cooper explained. “It never came up in the conversation, nor would it have. … We do not ask about their personal life.”

“We work under professional guidelines. No one knows anything about anyone’s personal lives,” she reiterated.

http://christiannews.net/2014/04/04/...ns-production/
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:52 AM
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Wow, was it Falwell that was at Liberty? He's rollin over now...
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:54 AM
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Maybe he'll get saved while he's working on-campus.
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And of all the shows it's Mary Poppins....you just can't make up stuff this funny.
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This kind of thing can hurt alumni. If they are looking for positions in churches and our churches know about things like this it will reflect on them.
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But if the guy repents, it will be a great testimony for those alumni.
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Good grief people. What if LU hired a Democrat... you guys gonna get nervous in the service about that too!!! I bet this helps the schools reputation. But leave it to the right-wing brand of American evangelicalism to screw this up as well.
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Good grief people. What if LU hired a Democrat... you guys gonna get nervous in the service about that too!!!
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I bet this helps the schools reputation.
I doubt it has an effect one way or another.
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But leave it to the right-wing brand of American evangelicalism to screw this up as well.
To be fair, the left wing of American evangelism does a good job of screwing things up too, watering down the gospel, etc. The Goldberg hiring, however, unlike what some think, doesn't have anything to do with "watering down" the gospel and everything to do with successful outreach.
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Yup. I doubt it has an effect one way or another.To be fair, the left wing of American evangelism does a good job of screwing things up too, watering down the gospel, etc. The Goldberg hiring, however, unlike what some think, doesn't have anything to do with "watering down" the gospel and everything to do with successful outreach.
You're probably right about the effect. The world really isn't watching LU constantly. Why the conservative, evangelical world is somewhat baffles me.
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Why the conservative, evangelical world is somewhat baffles me.
And this is not surprising.
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