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Faculty exodus follows University’s ‘Personal Lifestyle Statement’

Rome Georgia’s Shorter University is making controversy with its personal lifestyle statement which everyone is expected to sign. It rejects homosexuality, and led to an exodus of faculty members. Only 12 percent of the faculty say they plan to stay at the university.

Also, more than two dozen staff members have resigned rather than sign the contract – which includes the pledge, condemning homosexuality, premarital sex and public drinking.

The Baptist school is 139-year-old.