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Ga. School Forces Christian Student to Alter Beliefs to Graduate

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by ReformedBaptist, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. ReformedBaptist

    ReformedBaptist Well-Known Member

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    http://www.christianpost.com/articl...udent-to-alter-beliefs-to-graduate/index.html

    An Augusta State University student filed suit Wednesday after she was told to change her Christian beliefs or otherwise be expelled from the school's graduate counseling program.

    "A public university student shouldn’t be threatened with expulsion for being a Christian and refusing to publicly renounce her faith, but that’s exactly what’s happening here," said David French, senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund. "Simply put, the university is imposing thought reform."

    Jennifer Keeton, 24, has been enrolled in the College of Education's School Counselor masters degree program since fall 2009. She has expressed her Christian beliefs in class discussions and written assignments, but it was her views regarding gender and sexuality that irked faculty.

    According to the filed complaint, "She has stated that she believes sexual behavior is the result of accountable personal choice rather than an inevitability deriving from deterministic forces. She also has affirmed binary male-female gender, with one or the other being fixed in each person at their creation, and not a social construct or individual choice subject to alteration by the person so created. Further, she has expressed her view that homosexuality is a 'lifestyle,' not a 'state of being.'"
     
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    AJC has a piece on this. It will be interesting to follow. Just added it to my google news feeds.
     
  3. ReformedBaptist

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    Wonder if we should contact our representatives. Perhaps the Tea Party in GA too. Care to stage a vocal protest?
     
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