Tolerance? Not for Christians...

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    ... Jennifer Keeton, who has sued Augusta State University to keep from getting expelled for not repudiating her statements about homosexuality. Keeton expressed her biblical perspective on the subject in and out of class while working toward a degree in counseling, and the school mandated a “remediation plan” that appears to have required her to renounce her Christian doctrine in order to gain a diploma from the school. The school has responded that a bias against homosexuality would disqualify Keeton from certification, a position that would put most Christians in Keeton’s position.

    ... It sounds to me like the ACA [AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION] wants a “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule for religion. That runs square into the First Amendment, especially for a state-run school. The ACA’s idea of who comes first doesn’t get to trump the restriction on freedom of religious exercise. If clients get off-put by Keeton’s approach to counseling, they can look for another counselor. Now, the ACA can decide not to certify her; as a private organization, they have that prerogative. If they do that explicitly based on her religious belief, however, they may have a problem with that in court, especially as it will block Keeton’s ability to make a living.
    The state-run school has no such leeway. They cannot impose a religious test for graduation, no matter how they dress it up.
    THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: JENNIFER KEETON TOSSED OUT OF GRAD SCHOOL BECAUSE
    SHE'S A CHRISTIAN - if she was Muslim, then Obama and Holder would be suing on her behalf!



    The remediation plan, according to the lawsuit, noted Keeton’s “disagreement in several class discussions and in written assignments with the gay and lesbian ‘lifestyle,’” as well as Keeton’s belief that those “lifestyles” are cases of identity confusion.
    Jennifer Keeton ordered to approve of homosexuality or be expelled from grad school | JAMES EDWARDS
     
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    Another partisan thread brought to you by Political Chic.

    Keep stirrin' it up.
     
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    Not partisan at all. Many Dems (particularly blacks) reject homosexuality as well.

    Its in the appropriate forum.
     
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    Keeton should have the moral integrity to announce to those whom she insists have chosen homosexuality the exact date or period in her life when she was faced with the choice of sexual orientation and chose heterosexuality. If she won't abide by the recomendations of the American Psychiatric Association what is she doing practicing in this field? Gay conversion therapy is not only against APA guidelines, it has also been found to be psychologically harmful to patients.

    I don't understand why she didn't attend a Christian university. Keeton has a right to her views, she shouldn't be imposing them on counseling clients unless she is working for a Christian counseling service whose goal is to convert homosexuals.
     
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    Here's what's wrong with quoting bloggers' opinions and not forming your own.

    Who am I arguing with? Do you and the blogger share lock-step views on the subject?

    Ok, I'll go.

    True or False: Not all Christians reject Gays and Lesbians; however, in fact, there exist Gay and Lesbian Christians.


    ^we can start there.

    If you disagree with that statement, then you've lost your mind. If you agree, then she didn't get "tossed out because she's a christian" as your blogger's sensationalized title suggests, she got tossed out for her Gay and Lesb. views (which I think she's been wronged, by the way).

    But back to your dishonest political hack blogger: are they willing to state that any Christians going there are booted, or what? I mean, if she was booted for "being Christian," there's none others there then, amiright? Exactly. Another partisan-hack-way to discuss a news story. Hi, I'm honesty! Try me!
     
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    God forbid this future counselor would have to take sensitivity training. That's what she is objecting to. The university follows the American Counseling Associatioin Code of Ethics. This student is unwilling to follow those guidelines.
     
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    Partisan?

    What kind of one-sided, half-witted, partisan objects to exposing the inequities of your side as some sort of defense?

    "Oh, no...you're so naughty for exposing the intolerance of the left!!"


    Wake up- Sky- you should have posted this OP if you stand for tolerance and/or justice.
     
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