Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Advocate: Major Donor Urges Belmont To Rehire Lesbian Coach

And the backlash continues. Belmont students have yet another demonstration planned for today, Belmont faculty have expressed/voted their unanimous support for the rights of gay and lesbian faculty and students, and now this from The Advocate:

Mike Curb, former lieutenant governor of California, wants to change Belmont University's policy by affirming that gays and lesbians are welcome on campus. . Curb, a major donor of the university and trustee emeritus, is asking the Nashville, Tenn. university to rehire its women's soccer coach, Lisa Howe, who he says was fired after coming out to the team.

Curb wrote in an e-mail to faculty senate President Andrew Miller, applauding the group's unanimous vote Monday in support of Belmont's gay faculty and students. Curb agreed with the Senate, saying that Belmont's leaders are out of touch with the reality of life on campus.

"It's time for Belmont to change and to recognize that we have gay students, faculty and staff," said Curb. "I want to see this board and the school leadership act like Christians."

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