Saving Mr. Goldberg: Evangelicals Up ...

Saving Mr. Goldberg: Evangelicals Up In Arms Over Gay Choreographer at Liberty University

There are 10 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 4, 2014, titled Saving Mr. Goldberg: Evangelicals Up In Arms Over Gay Choreographer at Liberty University. In it, EDGE reports that:

Here's a hypothetical. You're a producing a university production of musical and you have an opportunity to hire a choreographer who performed and served as dance captain in the Broadway production of that musical.

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“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#1 Apr 5, 2014
Another fun story.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Apr 5, 2014
Life is messy.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#3 Apr 5, 2014
Jerry must be spinning in his grave over this one.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Apr 5, 2014
I wonder if Mr. Goldberg is Jewish.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Apr 5, 2014
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Jerry must be spinning in his grave over this one.
I wouldn't be surprised if they took a seismograph to his grave and found him spinning at 3000 rpm.
Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

#6 Apr 8, 2014
For decades, Liberty University has hired only faculty members who affirm the university’s doctrinal statement. The choreographer in question is an independent contractor supplied to the university through a third party association who has never applied for employment at Liberty University and has never been an employee of Liberty. Liberty has never required vendors who provide goods and services to the university to adhere to the university’s doctrinal beliefs. To the extent Mrs. Linda Cooper was referring to independent contractors when she said the university never inquires about beliefs or personal lives in hiring, she was correct. For example, Liberty has hundreds of construction workers on campus right now and has no idea whether any of them share the same faith. Liberty has no plans to ever deviate from any of its longstanding policies and procedures for hiring. It will continue to interview prospective faculty and staff regarding their doctrinal beliefs and practices. We understand the contractor in question had a wonderful time visiting Liberty University, and found our Christian university to be a welcoming place despite our different beliefs.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#7 Apr 8, 2014
Some people NEVER get a REAL life! Get over it. The sun WILL rise tomorrow on Va.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#8 Apr 8, 2014
Liberty University wrote:
For decades, Liberty University has hired only faculty members who affirm the university’s doctrinal statement.
That's the least surprising fact of the day so far. Absolutely no one expected otherwise.
Liberty University wrote:
The choreographer in question is an independent contractor supplied to the university through a third party association who has never applied for employment at Liberty University and has never been an employee of Liberty.
Disassociation, good strategy. Pin the blame on somebody else.
Liberty University wrote:
Liberty has never required vendors who provide goods and services to the university to adhere to the university’s doctrinal beliefs.
Kinda hypocritical of you, don't you think? But at least it makes getting vendors to supply goods and services to you a heck of a lot easier. No one should care if you're being supplied by people who don't work and live according to your standards, except God.
Liberty University wrote:
To the extent Mrs. Linda Cooper was referring to independent contractors when she said the university never inquires about beliefs or personal lives in hiring, she was correct. For example, Liberty has hundreds of construction workers on campus right now and has no idea whether any of them share the same faith.
I know what problems people not of your faith have with people of your faith, this statement leaves me wondering what you have against them. If you are the ones getting it right, you're not setting a good example for your vendors. Letting people who are getting it wrong to be on your campus and you don't care and don't care to know.
Liberty University wrote:
Liberty has no plans to ever deviate from any of its longstanding policies and procedures for hiring. It will continue to interview prospective faculty and staff regarding their doctrinal beliefs and practices. We understand the contractor in question had a wonderful time visiting Liberty University, and found our Christian university to be a welcoming place despite our different beliefs.
But you're still praying that he is going to go to hell if he doesn't heterosexual himself out. You just didn't happen to mention it to him.
King James

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Apr 8, 2014
Liberty University wrote:
For decades, Liberty University has hired only faculty members who affirm the university’s doctrinal statement. The choreographer in question is an independent contractor supplied to the university through a third party association who has never applied for employment at Liberty University and has never been an employee of Liberty. Liberty has never required vendors who provide goods and services to the university to adhere to the university’s doctrinal beliefs. To the extent Mrs. Linda Cooper was referring to independent contractors when she said the university never inquires about beliefs or personal lives in hiring, she was correct. For example, Liberty has hundreds of construction workers on campus right now and has no idea whether any of them share the same faith. Liberty has no plans to ever deviate from any of its longstanding policies and procedures for hiring. It will continue to interview prospective faculty and staff regarding their doctrinal beliefs and practices. We understand the contractor in question had a wonderful time visiting Liberty University, and found our Christian university to be a welcoming place despite our different beliefs.
Liberty can 'repent' after each performance and everything will be hunky dory
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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Apr 8, 2014
I think most people who use the phrase "up in arms" have no clue as to what it means.

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