Anti-gay Shorter University teacher and Ga. state rep joins ‘personhood’ movement The GA Voice Editors November 16, 2011 Politics “I reject as acceptable all sexual activity not in agreement with the Bible, including, but not limited to, premarital sex, adultery and homosexuality.” The statement, in keeping with the university’s Southern Baptist roots, has employees worried about witch hunts against them and garnered enough opposition to attract more than a hundred people to a recent protest. The statement also prohibits employees from imbibing in public and in front of students. And there’s no nipping at the bottle at least six hours before attending a university event, as well. According to Georgia House, a personhood resolution, HR5, was introduced into the state legislature in 2009 and states: A resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each human being from the moment of fertilization without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency; to provide that certain powers are not limited by this amendment; to provide for submission of this amendment for ratification or rejection; and for other purposes. And while Mississippi voters last week rejected a “personhood” bill, this kind of legislation is part of a national movement by anti-choice organizations and lawmakers as a way to essentially eliminate abortions. Georgia’s anti-gay fave U.S. Rep. Paul Broun — who introduced in 2009 a federal anti-gay marriage bill, aka the “Marriage Protection Amendment,” has this year re-introduced the “Sanctity of Human Life Act (Personhood Bill) as well. Clever names, Mr. Broun. And hey, you guys, thanks for tackling issues like employment, education and transportation that impact all of us. Oh, wait. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website × three = 12 Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.