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'Lose Christianity or face expulsion'

A lawsuit against Augusta State University in Georgia alleges school officials essentially gave a graduate student in counseling the choice of giving up her Christian beliefs or being expelled from the graduate program.

School officials Mary Jane Anderson-Wiley, Paulette Schenck and Richard Deaner demanded student Jen Keeton, 24, go through a "remediation" program after she asserted homosexuality is a behavioral choice, not a "state of being" as a professor said, according to the complaint.

Also named as defendants in the case that developed in May and June are other administrators and the university system's board of regents.

The remediation program was to include "sensitivity training" on homosexual issues, additional outside study on literature promoting homosexuality and the plan that she attend a "gay pride parade" and report on it. [...]

Actual legal complaint from Ms. Jesus attached.

This all reeks of being a guerrilla evangelist type project. Mainstream media has thankfully ignored it so far, with the only real attention in 'family' media and a few gay blogs [google]. The actual real story is impossible to deduce, but it has to be an attention whoring stunt. Waste of everybody's time in the long run, but in the short term is fuel to keep the fundamaniacs frothing. The chick looks like a fucking lizard but. Has that definite 'lights are on but nobody's home' glazed look.

Tags: geargia, glbt, idiots, lawsuit, media whore

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I get the feeling there's probably not enough cotton wool and bubble wrap in the world. You'll always be able to find something.
People call each other "dicks" (and other body parts) without any implication of sexism...so the word "cunt" is the same thing. If it is only sexist to use female body parts derogatorily, while not male, this is being overprotective of women, kind of like how some people say women are exploited in porn but their male counterparts aren't. Which either says that women are frail and delicate (or just oversensitive) or males just don't have any feelings.
Explain to me how comparing Ann Coulter to transgender people isn't insulting trans people?
I second this question.
He expects people people to have basic reading comprehension. This why I am so patient with you. I know that English isn't your first language so I am trying to help you understand what he said and how it has no bearing on her ideas AND he knows this.
Not everybody agrees with your interpretation. That is the point. I don't remember the thread but, Felch let his feelings be know when it comes to empathy for someone you don't even know.
Anyway, her looks have nothing to do with this

It's the dead lizard eyes, like this clown who joined here to convert us ages ago -

I don't know any people I don't want to throw rocks at that have these hollow, lifeless eyes. Not saying it's a rule, just an observation. Not like Jews and big noses anyway.
You know, honestly, I just don't see it. I know the look you speak of, and I have seen it on lots of people, but in these instances I really don't. I think the woman in the pic up top just lost control of her eyeliner.
If it makes you feel any better Cynthia, I've totally ad-hominemed Bill O'Reilly for having a really asymmetrical face.
So this is all pretty much about "what if", right? What if she gets a gay patient, or a patient who is considering having an abortion. Aren't there other non-religious issues that people have strong feelings about? This is called countertransference, I think. Every therapist has to deal with it. You're supposed to put your own feelings aside, especially when the person is coming to you for help and what you say could further screw them up.

Therapists also do specialize in different areas. Couldn't she just take on patients who are not gay? (I can see the questionnaire now). There are also Christian psychologists. I'm not sure what they do and whether they are even accepted by the APA.
Yeah, it is kind of a what-if. And part of it is probably that she holds onto her hard, fundamentalist beliefs and refuses to maintain a neutral stance and do what's best for the patient, according to the APA. Strangely, the article didn't tell us about this sort of thing, since it would explain why the college is absolutely correct.

And ... most jobs, you really can't just steer away from gay people and people considering abortions or who have had abortions and are depressed about it.

.. and think about this for 30 seconds. Do you really think she would avoid cases like that? She's an evangelical Christian. They go out and preach at people. It's what they do. Can you really see her not working that into her psychological practice?

I'm not sure about the Christian councilors. I know there are plenty of fundamentalist colleges that hand out psychology degrees. Of course they're unaccredited colleges, so the APA doesn't accept them. I'm not sure what percentage of Christian councilors come from programs like that, though.
Yeah, it would be harder to avoid anyone considering an abortion, but if someone has their own private practice they can specialize. It's true that the whole point is her trying to proclaim her beliefs and she would probably jump at the chance, instead of the scenario of someone backing her into a corner about what she believes.

I think it's comparable to creationists wanting to teach creationism even if it's scientifically untrue, because of their religious beliefs. She wants to go against the psychological community standards b/c of her beliefs.


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