In April, a private Christian college in upstate New York fired two employees who failed to remove pronouns from work emails in accordance with new school policies.
Houghton University, affiliated with the Conservative branch of the Methodist Church, located about 90 miles south of Buffalo, said, daily mail reported on Friday.
University spokesman Michael Blankenship said in a statement: new york times “We have never terminated an employment relationship solely based on the use of pronouns in staff email signatures,” Houghton said.
“Over the years, we’ve been asking people to remove irrelevant things like Bible quotes from email signatures,” he said.
Neither Celaya nor Wilmot are transgender, but they told The Times they had practical reasons for including pronouns. That’s because they have unusual, gender-neutral names and are often misgendered in email correspondence, he said.
“There’s a technical part, a practical part, and a more comprehensive part. I think that’s what this institution doesn’t want,” Wilmot said.
The university is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church, opinion Researchers of gender identity and expression have stated, “Based on our biblical and theological research, there is no argument that there is a ‘third sex’ among humans. are ultimately the biological, psychological, social and spiritual consequences of the depraved state of mankind.” This depraved state affects everyone individually and collectively. “
Over 600 Houghton Alumni Sign April Pact letter Addressed to President Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., protesting the university’s dismissal and other changes.
“Rather than making an effort to ignore, silence, or punish faculty, students, and alumni who attempt to engage in such conversations, we hope that Houghton University will continue to curiosity and curiosity about different ideas. I write with the hope of welcoming a caring dialogue,” the letter reads.
“We care deeply about Houghton and its future, so we insist that our voices be heard. We want to make it a place to recommend.”
Lewis replied letter On May 1, the school reaffirmed its commitment to the Wesleyan Church, saying it “unapologetically privileges an orthodox Christian worldview rooted in the tradition of Wesleyan theology.” He said employees are expected to understand and agree to these commitments at the beginning of each school year.
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