Belmont policy that led to gay coach'...

Belmont policy that led to gay coach's ouster is not unique

There are 18 comments on the The Tennessean Nashville News story from Dec 5, 2010, titled Belmont policy that led to gay coach's ouster is not unique. In it, The Tennessean Nashville News reports that:

Belmont University may not be Baptist-affiliated anymore, but it's still Christian.

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flyboy

Richmond, VA

#1 Dec 6, 2010
Christian-centric organizations/churches/schools /individuals sure aren't doing a good job of following the golden rule, love thy neighbor, treat others the way you want to be treated. Seems they are too filled with hate to do so, which is sad, but will just continue to see them become further outcast from society.
Killer Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Dec 6, 2010
flyboy wrote:
Christian-centric organizations/churches/schools /individuals sure aren't doing a good job of following the golden rule, love thy neighbor, treat others the way you want to be treated. Seems they are too filled with hate to do so, which is sad, but will just continue to see them become further outcast from society.
I take it you must be a homo.
Parent

Cookeville, TN

#3 Dec 6, 2010
As I posted elsewhere, I sent my child to that university because of their policies. I also have the right to choose a lifestyle and that is to teach my children that homosexuality is wrong. If someone wants to live a homosexual lifestyle, then it makes no sense that they would even want to work for a private university with historical christian ties.

The first poster doesn't understand the "love the sinner but hate the sin" idea. I have nothing against the coach personally and I'm sure she has many good qualities. However, her sexual preference becomes my business when she puts it out in the public. It becomes my business when I don't want my children around someones lifestyle that is in conflict with our lifestyle. Since they are my children and I foot the bill for their college, I will make that decision.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#4 Dec 6, 2010
Killer Joe wrote:
<quoted text>I take it you must be a homo.
No, more like a good person who doesn't discriminate against others. Straight doesn't=anti gay, bigot does. You don't have to be gay to have common sense.
Tim

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 6, 2010
flyboy wrote:
<quoted text>No, more like a good person who doesn't discriminate against others. Straight doesn't=anti gay, bigot does. You don't have to be gay to have common sense.
Go away flyboy you are not gay YOU have been with WOMEN!! You just THINK you are!!! Why would a GAY GUY sleep with a WOMAN if he is GAY? Why would you LIE to the women you have been with?
Spencer

Spokane, WA

#6 Dec 6, 2010
I feel that gays CAN coach boys if they are a good coach and keep there sexuality out of the program. But I gotta admit that I'm glad I was coached by straight coaches. I had some gay teachers which was ok I guess. Just IMO coaching is a little different than teaching. However I probably would prefer to be coached by a good gay coach than a bad straight coach I guess.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#7 Dec 6, 2010
Spencer wrote:
I feel that gays CAN coach boys if they are a good coach and keep there sexuality out of the program. But I gotta admit that I'm glad I was coached by straight coaches. I had some gay teachers which was ok I guess. Just IMO coaching is a little different than teaching. However I probably would prefer to be coached by a good gay coach than a bad straight coach I guess.
You are just the type of person who can't in any way take any sort of criticism from a gay person because you think you're better than them, simply because you're straight. Like they don't have the right to coach heterosexuals, because their word doesn't mean anything, simply because of their sexuality. That's ridiculous, and so are you. The fact sexuality in any way is an issue when it comes to coaching at all for you is absolutely ridiculous beyond words. And as far as "keep their sexuality out of the program", no-one can turn on and off their immutable sexual orientation. You either accept gay people as equals or you don't, and we all see which side of the isle you are on Spencer.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#8 Dec 6, 2010
Parent wrote:
As I posted elsewhere, I sent my child to that university because of their policies. I also have the right to choose a lifestyle and that is to teach my children that homosexuality is wrong. If someone wants to live a homosexual lifestyle, then it makes no sense that they would even want to work for a private university with historical christian ties.
The first poster doesn't understand the "love the sinner but hate the sin" idea. I have nothing against the coach personally and I'm sure she has many good qualities. However, her sexual preference becomes my business when she puts it out in the public. It becomes my business when I don't want my children around someones lifestyle that is in conflict with our lifestyle. Since they are my children and I foot the bill for their college, I will make that decision.
There is no such thing as a homosexual lifestyle. And "puts it out in public"? More like doing the same things a heterosexual does, without fanfare. You are ridiculous. You basically are saying that you only want to live and associate with people who share your moral convictions. That isn't reality. And it isn't reality that Christian=anti-gay, although that's exactly what intolerant ignorants such as yourself attempt to turn the situation into.

Where in the Bible does it say love the sinner, hate the sin? NOWHERE. Stop the bullshit. If Belmont University loved the sinner they wouldn't be firing this lesbian, who the students loved. You do have something against her, she's a lesbian and you/the school can't deal with it, so they punish her because of YOUR/THEIR personal beliefs. If you didn't have anything against her, you wouldn't support her termination. Don't even try to turn this into protecting the children bullshit. Being straight doesn't make you any good for children. The kids aren't the ones complaining about this and they never are, it's bigoted parents who are threatened by even the hint that a LGBT person is around them and in existence. And all you and this school are doing is teaching your kids intolerance and bigotry, and brainwashing them into being your personal robots. You aren't a parent, you are an indoctrinator.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#9 Dec 6, 2010
Where in the Bible does it say "love the sinner, hate the sin"? Where is that in the Bible, religious Bible thumpers? Come show us all. Then tell me how you are showing Christian love by terminating the job of this lesbian coach because of what she does on her personal time.
Tim

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Dec 6, 2010
flyboy wrote:
<quoted text>You are just the type of person who can't in any way take any sort of criticism from a gay person because you think you're better than them, simply because you're straight. Like they don't have the right to coach heterosexuals, because their word doesn't mean anything, simply because of their sexuality. That's ridiculous, and so are you. The fact sexuality in any way is an issue when it comes to coaching at all for you is absolutely ridiculous beyond words. And as far as "keep their sexuality out of the program", no-one can turn on and off their immutable sexual orientation. You either accept gay people as equals or you don't, and we all see which side of the isle you are on Spencer.
flyboy you have been with women you are not gay you just think you are!!!! REAL GAY MEN do not sleep with WOMEN!!!
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#11 Dec 6, 2010
It's funny how they admit to having a DADT-style implementation of their rules towards LGBT citizens at this school and other religious schools. They don't care if you are gay really, they will GLADLY take advantage of your services, GLADLY trot you out as a teacher/coach/faculty, you know, as long as no-one knows that we have a gay on the payroll. These fools are FAKE from head to toe, everything for them is a game. Everything is a damn game in their minds. They have no problem with lesbians being lesbians, until that lesbian affirms her sexuality. You know, by actually living AS A LESBIAN. As soon as people realize that woman is a lesbian, termination, even though that woman was knowingly a lesbian by the school staff. It's such bullshit. These people are USERS. They have absolutely no backbone.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#12 Dec 6, 2010
The students were upset about the decision. We all know that kids these days, they aren't homophobic like they used to be. But these controlling, paranoid, insecure and ignorant PARENTS of these kids cannot stand to have any LGBT person around their kids, and ESPECIALLY cannot stand the fact this woman was accepted by their kids for who she is. These parents are going to now cram down their children that she is a deviant sinner and all LGBTs and LGBT supporters are sinful and hell-bound. The school and parents are THREATENED by this lesbian, and THREATENED by the fact that if they didn't take this ridiculous stance, that they wouldn't be seen as "pro-Christian" by not being flagrantly anti-gay. These people are frauds. These young men and women are being tossed through the ringer because of their HATEFUL adult figures who are unloving and unaccepting. I feel bad for them, because they never had a chance. Hopefully they can get away from the toxic attitudes of these fools in this backwater area in the South and blossom as sane, reasonable adults without the influences of stupidity masquerading as Godly principals poisoning their young minds.

“I'm not gay, I'm celisexual!”

Since: Jul 10

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#13 Dec 6, 2010
flyboy wrote:
It's funny how they admit to having a DADT-style implementation of their rules towards LGBT citizens at this school and other religious schools. They don't care if you are gay really, they will GLADLY take advantage of your services, GLADLY trot you out as a teacher/coach/faculty, you know, as long as no-one knows that we have a gay on the payroll. These fools are FAKE from head to toe, everything for them is a game. Everything is a damn game in their minds. They have no problem with lesbians being lesbians, until that lesbian affirms her sexuality. You know, by actually living AS A LESBIAN. As soon as people realize that woman is a lesbian, termination, even though that woman was knowingly a lesbian by the school staff. It's such bullshit. These people are USERS. They have absolutely no backbone.
Not really. It is one thing if they know or suspect you are gay by orientation. But orientation doesn't always prove one is sexually active. Once you demonstrate that you not only have the orientation, but that you are acting on it, then that is considered a game changer.
Tim

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 6, 2010
flyboy wrote:
It's funny how they admit to having a DADT-style implementation of their rules towards LGBT citizens at this school and other religious schools. They don't care if you are gay really, they will GLADLY take advantage of your services, GLADLY trot you out as a teacher/coach/faculty, you know, as long as no-one knows that we have a gay on the payroll. These fools are FAKE from head to toe, everything for them is a game. Everything is a damn game in their minds. They have no problem with lesbians being lesbians, until that lesbian affirms her sexuality. You know, by actually living AS A LESBIAN. As soon as people realize that woman is a lesbian, termination, even though that woman was knowingly a lesbian by the school staff. It's such bullshit. These people are USERS. They have absolutely no backbone.
Just like you living your life as a FAKE GAY MAN!!!! Why do you fake it?
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#15 Dec 6, 2010
Tim wrote:
<quoted text>flyboy you have been with women you are not gay you just think you are!!!! REAL GAY MEN do not sleep with WOMEN!!!
I'm not gay, how many times do I need to repeat that to you, you pervert? I don't think I am anything other than what I am, which is between me myself and I. Why are you so concerned about who I f**k? You will never be one of my bedmates, so you may as well drop it.
Tim

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Dec 6, 2010
flyboy wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not gay, how many times do I need to repeat that to you, you pervert? I don't think I am anything other than what I am, which is between me myself and I. Why are you so concerned about who I f**k? You will never be one of my bedmates, so you may as well drop it.
So you do admit now you are not GAY? Why do you act like you are? Do a little seach on flyboy on here and tell me what you see!!! And how is the 411 thread working for you MR I do not post alot on here!!
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#17 Dec 6, 2010
The Virgin Queen1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really. It is one thing if they know or suspect you are gay by orientation. But orientation doesn't always prove one is sexually active. Once you demonstrate that you not only have the orientation, but that you are acting on it, then that is considered a game changer.
You already know what I think about this, so I'm not going to repeat what you know I'm going to say, other than you're so off base and wrong that..........it's unfathomable. You are too smart to go through the loops you go through to excuse things of this nature.
pablo

Lima, Peru

#18 Dec 6, 2010
flyboy wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not gay, how many times do I need to repeat that to you, you pervert? I don't think I am anything other than what I am, which is between me myself and I. Why are you so concerned about who I f**k? You will never be one of my bedmates, so you may as well drop it.
Well said, flyboy. This trol is a real pervert with serious sexual unsolved issues, he shows himself as a pervert i lots of threads.
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