Friday, December 03, 2010

Belmont University Fires Soccer Coach Lisa Howe Because She's A Lesbian

Not surprisingly, the women's soccer team is stunned and furious at the dismissal of the hugely successful women's soccer coach. This isn't the first time the private Nashville University has revealed a gross intolerance for gays and lesbians. What are the bigoted old men who run this school to do? Go back to hiring men?

The general feeling on the team when everyone heard was like a wildfire spread of fury and anger,” she said. “We were all talking in groups and upset and outraged that they would take our coach away after all that she has done for the program and for us individually.”

Erica Carter, a senior on the team, said Howe told her and her roommate Ashley Hudak, a junior on the team, Tuesday that athletics department officials had given her the choice to resign or be terminated because she had told the team her partner was pregnant with a baby due in May. . . the coach said she was given the choice to resign or be terminated because she had revealed her sexuality by telling the team about the pregnancy.

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