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Michael Curb tells Catholic College to “Act Like Christians” and Reverse Anti-Gay Policies

December 8, 2010

Michael Curb

 

Michael Curb, a major donor to Belmont University is upset at Belmont for the dismissal of their womens soccer coach because she’s a lesbian.  Curb told the school (who’s event center is named after him) they need to decide whether they want to be a church or a university!  It’s about time fair-minded citizens pressure so-called ‘Christian’ institutions to walk the walk..

A major donor to Belmont University is pressuring the Catholic institution of higher learning to re-hire a lesbian coach who was allegedly fired for revealing her sexual orientation to students. What’s more, the donor, Michael Curb, is a Republican politician, country music artist, producer, and record company executive, and NASCAR owner.

Curb, who founded and heads Curb Records, contributed $10 million to Belmont University for an event center that is named in his honor, reported local newspaper The Tennessean on Dec. 8. Now Curb is pressing for the school’s officials to “act like Christians” and welcome back a women’s soccer coach who was reportedly fired after coming out, despite having ushered the team to championship victory.

Curb, a trustee emeritus of the university, said, “It’s time for Belmont to change and to recognize that we have gay students, faculty and staff.” Added Curb, “I want to see this board and the school leadership act like Christians.” Curb also indicated he wanted recognition of the world’s realities: “We are trying to pretend that something doesn’t exist when it does,” he stated.

Curb added that an appearance that the university has anti-gay policies would impact its stature. “Belmont has to decide whether they want to be a national recognized university–particularly with their school of music business–or they want to be a church,” Curb stated.

via Major Donor Pressures Catholic College to Reverse Anti-Gay Policies :: EDGE Boston.

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