The University of Minnesota is chugging right along on the far-left tracks of American higher education with a new round of training for its faculty and staff on proper use of preferred gender pronouns for its transgender and “non-binary” students.
According to The College Fix, the school recently finalized a policy first proposed in the summer of 2018 which states that all employees “are expected to use the names, gender identities and pronouns specified to them by university members.”
Failing to abide by this policy “could result in discipline,” per the policy’s FAQ page. In other words, comply with a student’s delusion, or find another job. Talk about tolerance!
Training for the new policy is already underway, The Minnesota Daily reports, with current university staff being “tasked with working to educate their colleagues, helping them work through questions and mistakes.”
More from The Minnesota Daily:
Noelle Noonan, director of student affairs and registrar in the Law School, applied for the spring cohort of the training program.
She emphasized the importance of living out the policy and modeling behavior for others.
“I think this is a good opportunity for individuals who are passionate and are interested and want to dedicate that time and energy to sort of be champions of that policy,” she said.
Facilitator Erin Keyes, who is also the assistant dean of students in the Law School, said in an email to the Minnesota Daily that a training session took place earlier [last] week for Law School employees.
“The Facilitator Training Program for Gender Equity Access allows the Law School to better recognize and honor gender diversity in our community, knowing that it is an essential piece of who we are,” she said in the email.
Noonan also stressed the significance of having “an improved vocabulary within these conversations and a shared vocabulary in these conversations.”
If you thought public elementary and high schools were no place for Christians to keep a clear conscience, colleges and universities are a whole other animal.
While it’s not the least bit surprising to see yet another university play into the hands of the transgender domination movement, it’s no less disappointing. Any professor or staff member, Christian or not, who values truth and the meaning of words will have no choice but to disregard their conscience or abandon their career.
This is what totalitarianism looks like.
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