Sunday, August 1, 2010
There is always a solution! Sometimes it's a "final solution!"
In Augusta, Georgia, the birth place of the Southern Baptist Convention, we now see the secular progressive left doing it's best to expell any notion of a biblical world view!
This is an example of good being called evil and evil, sin and iniquity being exalted in the world!
July 22, 2010
Augusta State U. Is Accused of Requiring a Counseling Student to Accept Homosexuality
By Peter Schmidt
"A graduate student in school counseling is accusing Augusta State University in federal court of violating her constitutional rights by demanding that she work to change her views opposing homosexuality.
In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Augusta, Ga., the student, Jennifer Keeton, argues that faculty members and administrators at the university have violated her First Amendment rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion by threatening her with expulsion if she does not fufill requirements contained in a remediation plan intended to get her to change her beliefs.
Ms. Keeton's lawsuit accuses the university of being "ideologically heavy-handed" in imposing the requirements on her "simply because she has communicated both inside and outside the classroom that she holds to Christian ethical convictions on matters of human sexuality and gender identity." It argues that her views, which hold that homosexual behavior is immoral and that homosexuality is a chosen lifestyle, would not interfere with her ability to provide competent counseling to gay men and lesbians.
An Augusta State spokeswoman, Kathy D. Schofe, declined on Thursday to comment on the litigation, saying that the university had not yet been served with the lawsuit and officials there would need time to devise a response.
Ms. Keeton is being represented by lawyers affiliated with the Alliance Defense Fund, a coalition of Christian lawyers. The group has brought a similar lawsuit on behalf of an Eastern Michigan University graduate student who alleges she was dismissed from a counseling program for her beliefs about homosexuality. In 2006 the group extracted major concessions from Missouri State University in settling a lawsuit filed by a former social-work student who refused to respect a class project's requirement that she sign a letter to the state legislature in support of homosexual adoption.
In a news release announcing the lawsuit against Augusta State, David French, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, said: "A public-university student shouldn't be threatened with expulsion for being Christian and refusing to publicly renounce her faith, but that's exactly what's happening here. Simply put, the university is imposing thought reform."
The lawsuit says Ms. Keeton has stated in classroom discussions and written assignments that she believes sexual behavior "is the result of accountable personal choice," that people are born male or female, and that homosexuality is a lifestyle and not a "state of being." It says faculty members at Augusta State confronted her about her beliefs based on such statements and on a student's claim that Ms. Keeton has advocated "conversion therapy" for homosexuals in conversations with her peers—an allegation that Ms. Keeton denies.
The lawsuit says Augusta State faculty members developed a remediation plan specifically for Ms. Keeton and told her she would be expelled from the College of Education's counselor-education program if she did not fulfill its requirements. The plan calls on Ms. Keeton to attend workshops on serving diverse populations, read articles on counseling gay, lesbian, and bisexual and transgendered people, and write reports to an adviser summarizing what she has learned. It also instructs her to work to increase her exposure to, and interaction with, gay populations, and suggests that she attend the local gay-pride parade. Ms. Keeton has refused to comply."
Hmmm! A "remediation plan intended to get her to change her beliefs." I think in 1935 there were also "workshops!" Weren't college campuses once a place for the "free exchange of ideas?" And they still are unless you're a Christian or perhaps a Jew that believes millions of Jews were murdered by Hitler's Nazis! Then the "free exchange of ideas" seems to evaporate!
It's most interesting that it is very well educated individuals who are demanding this re-education!
This is what comes from raising nearly three generations of children without a biblical world view!This is what comes from limp-wristed cotton candy salesmen in American mega-church pulpits who preach a soft, watered down feel good gospel from the inner thinking of Norman Vincent Peale!
This is what comes from people who actually sit there and listen to that feel-good garbage! There seems to be few preachers who call sin, sin!
The English word "church" comes from the Greek, "ecclesia" or "those called out." Christians were called out of the world. Sanctified! Set aside and neow we have churches who don't want to have a "churchy" feel!
These are the Leodicean churches! Rich churches! Churches who need nothing! They have it all! The big congregations! The big budgets! The big and bigger building and programs! Jesus called them wretched, poor and naked! Worth only spewing out of his mouth!
THAT! That is how we have this story coming out of the bible belt!
"Oh, blind guides..."