Gay librarian rejects Shorter University's Baptist 'lifestyle statement"


Shorter University tenured librarian Michael Wilson planned to work at the school's Rome, Ga., campus until retirement. Instead, he is preparing to hand in his resignation.

According to Inside Higher Ed, this year Shorter issued amended contracts to university employees requiring that they reject practices it deemed inconsistent with Christian values. Wilson, who is openly gay, signed the contract but crossed out the contract's "lifestyle statement" that read: "I reject as acceptable all sexual activity not in agreement with the Bible, including, but not limited to, premarital sex, adultery, and homosexuality."

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