If there was no spiritual reason whatsoever to discourage homosexuality, certainly the blight of AIDS should be adequate to surmise, ‘This is not a good thing to promote at our university.
— Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Director J. Robert White
In a post from a couple of weeks ago, Baptist bucks force disbanding of gay group at Mercer University, it was clear that the pressure was on Mercer’s administration by the Georgia Baptist Convention to distance itself from the Mercer Triangle Symposium, a gay support group. MTS was not sponsored by the university, mind you — it simply held meetings on the campus.
The Georgia Taliban warned that unless Mercer University President Kirby Godsey pulled the plug on the group, the bigots were going to pull the millions in funding that the college receives from the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Apparently disbanding the MTS was not enough.
The Baptist bible-beaters are severing ties anyway, because Mercer has faculty members that are supportive of the homos.
Southern Baptists in Georgia are disassociating themselves from a historically Baptist school that employs two Christianity professors and several other faculty members who support homosexual student activism on campus.
By a 98 percent vote, the Georgia Baptist Convention recently decided to sever ties with Mercer University in Atlanta because of the school’s endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle. The school hosted a “gay pride” event whose supporters reportedly included faculty and members from the school’s Department of Christianity. If the Convention votes in a similar fashion next November, Mercer will no longer be considered a Georgia Baptist school or receive $3.5 million a year in funding from the Convention.
…Dr. Tony Romans is the pastor of North Peachtree Baptist Church in Atlanta. He says theological liberals are at home in an academic setting — and likely could not survive in the pulpit.
“A lot of the men who go through seminary and get the academic training who are liberal in their theology cannot make it as a pastor in most of the local churches,” Romans exclaims. “They can’t go to their pulpit and preach that liberal theology; the people won’t stand for it.”