University Employees Quit Over Mandatory “Lifestyle Statement”
Michael Wilson, a tenured librarian at Georgia’s Shorter University, and dozens of other workers, are leaving the institution because of a policy requiring them to sign a statement against homosexuality, drug use, drinking in public, adultery and premarital sex.
Wilson is one of nearly 60 staff members who are leaving because of policy changes at the school, according to Save Our Shorter, a group fighting to “reveal the truth about what is happening on the Shorter campus.”
Shorter University has been affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention since 1959, but its troubles with the convention didn’t begin until 2001, when the organization sought to take more control of the school, according to Inside Higher Ed.
…But in October, the announcement that employees would be required to sign the “lifestyle statement” appeared to be the last straw.