1/4 Alliance of Love against Baptist Abuses (ALBA) is assisting in filing a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) next week against the policies and practices of Southwest Baptist University #SBUniv.
2/4 The complaint addresses the cultural and "Biblical" belief among the #SBUniv administration, staff, and governance that women hold an inferior and depraved status, due to the order of creation and the Fall, and that all women are obligated to submit to all men.
3/4 Therefore, there is no necessity to address the collective or individual harm of molestation, harassment, slander, abuse, sexual violence, academic inequity, and inequitable treatment towards women because, by default, ...
27/ However, she discovered her *own* attorney engaged in a series of deceptions, including, concealing the fact that he previously worked for Roy Blunt - former #SBUniv trustee and president, Secretary of State, congressman ... and current Senator of Missouri.
16/ To put this in perspective, one student reported that during Homecoming she realized that virtually every married women in her dorm had two or more pregnancies end in miscarriage - often late term.
Is that enough to prompt the #SBUniv governance to investigate?
2/14 Nonetheless, our questions are prompted by real events, which if, one accepts the Baptist definition of #abortion, constitutes mass murder - the illegal application of undeniably abortifacient pesticides for decades on the Southwest Baptist University campus.
3/14 In fact, Dr. James Sells and his administration continued daytime application of pesticides for years, even after students' injuries - because the University did not want to appear at fault and "increase their risk of liability."
If #SBC fears theological "contamination" from denominational programs, the solution is simple: create its own.
We're petitioning for such a program - RECONCILE!
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We're petitioning for RECONCILE!: An Online Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution Degree Diploma (and Professional Certification) - collaboratively funded and taught by the six #SBC Seminaries and primarily administered and instructed by WOMEN. 2/11
The Scriptural Basis: Women are particularly gifted in empathy, compassion, and reconciliation. They must be permitted to come along side pastors/ministers, acting as they were originally created, as "ezer" - not merely handmaids or helpers ... but as allies and rescuers. 3/11