Dartmouth is committed to being “diverse, welcoming, and inclusive,” that university
has made it be known that orthodox Anglicans need not apply to certain
positions. Because being oh-so
“diverse, welcoming, and inclusive” means all who do not bow down to
“inclusive” group think must be excluded.
you think that is a contradiction, you must be a bigot.
the President of Dartmouth:
Dartmouth's support of gay rights and members of the LGBTQ community
is complete and unwavering, as is our commitment to a campus
that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. In light of concerns—specifically surrounding
gay rights—expressed by members of our community about the appointment of
Malawi Bishop Dr. James Tengatenga as the dean of the Tucker Foundation, I felt
it was important for me to meet with him personally.
It was in this context that I sat down recently with Dr. Tengatenga
and asked tough questions about his earlier statements on homosexuality. We
also discussed his leadership within an Anglican Church in Africa that has
often been hostile regarding gay rights.
Dr. Tengatenga spoke to me about his inspiring life of service to
some of the world's most vulnerable people, especially victims of HIV-AIDS. In
passionate terms, he described his commitment to gay rights and how he has
worked to support the LGBTQ community in Malawi in the ways that are most
effective, given the country's cultural context.
However, following much reflection and consultation with senior
leaders at Dartmouth, it has become clear to me that Dr. Tengatenga's past
comments about homosexuality and the uncertainty and controversy they created
have compromised his ability to serve effectively as dean of Tucker.
The foundation and Dartmouth's commitment to inclusion are too
important to be mired in discord over this appointment. Consequently, we have
decided not to move forward with the appointment of Dr. Tengatenga as dean of
the Tucker Foundation.
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