GLORY BE TO GOD! Christian College, Houghton University, a Conservative Wesleyan University Fires Two Employees For Including Personal Pronouns in Email Signatures
In a bit of a good news story, Houghton University, a private Christian University in New York associated with a conservative faction of the Wesleyan Church, has terminated two employees for including their personal pronouns in their email signatures. According to reports:
When Raegan Zelaya and Shua Wilmot decided to include their pronouns at the end of their work emails, they thought they were doing a good thing: following what they viewed as an emerging professional standard and also sending a message of inclusivity at the Christian university where they worked.
But their bosses at Houghton University in upstate New York saw the matter very differently.
Administrators at Houghton, which was founded and is now owned by a conservative denomination that branched off from the Methodist Church, asked Ms. Zelaya and Mr. Wilmot, two residence hall directors, to remove the words “she/her” and “he/him” from their email signatures, saying they violated a new policy. When they refused to do so, both employees were fired, just weeks before the end of the semester.
Though some alumni are upset about the ordeal, promoting a petition that has accumulated several hundred signatures, it appears that Houghton is in the process of righting some wrongs. Two years ago, they rescinded recognition of an on-campus LGBTQ support group after it refused to promote biblical notions of sex and gender.
To read more, click here: https://protestia.com/2023/05/23/good-news-story-christian-college-fires-employees-for-pronouns-in-email-signatures/