Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Higher Education

Forget about getting a liberal arts education at the University of the Cumberlands.

The Baptist college in Williamsburg, Ky. recently expelled sophomore theater arts major Jason Johnson because he…

A. Is Jewish
B. Is gay
C. Got his girlfriend pregnant
D. Took all of his clothes off during a school performance of the ’60s musical “Hair.”



ANSWER

B. Johnson is gay, and made the mistake of writing about that fact on the website MySpace.com.

When school officials found out about it, they expelled Johnson, noting that University of the Cumberlands’ students are held to a “higher standard”…and leaving the upcoming school production of “As You Like It” without a stage manager.

2 Comments:

At 7:01 AM, Blogger Annie said...

Perhaps you miss the purpose of salvation. We are still a part of this earth, in earthly bodies - we still mess up - including judging others - which is a big mess up.

The difference? We have repented which means we turn away from those things and 'try' to do better.

It is a process not a destination. Lance Armstrong did not get up one morning to win the biggest bike race in the World - no he practiced over and over and while he practiced - he made mistakes.

I pray that God will bless you, indeed.

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Greg Spring said...

Dear Annie: Thanks for your message. All I can say is, I don't think I miss the purpose of salvation and the meaning of repenting and living a righteous life. Of course people make mistakes and if you're a Christian, you ask for forgiveness and try to do better next time. What I don't understand and what infuriates me is how some people and certain politicians have taken the basic message of Christianity — loving thy neighbor and not casting the first stone etc. — and have perverted it into a religion of intolerance, narrow-mindedness etc. Case in point, when a "Christian" school that gladly accepts federal funding kicks out a student because he's gay, I have a huge problem and you should too.

 

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