Jen Keeton has asked a federal court to prevent Augusta State University in Augusta Georgia for expelling her or forcing her to complete a remediation program which requires her to affirm an unbiblical viewpoint on human sexuality. Catch up on the story.
With respect to the presentation on the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Query/Questioning (GLBTQ) populations, Plaintiff wrote that “it would be hard [for her] to work with this population.”
I understand these are my personal beliefs, and I cannot impose them. I can acknowledge the lifestyles and accept the person, but I don’t support their choices.
Counselors do not condone or engage in discrimination based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status/parternship, language preference, socioeconomic status, or any basis proscribed by law. Counselors do not discriminate against clients, students, employees, supervisees, or research participants in a manner that has a negative impact on these persons.
This begs the question, is counseling a person who identifies themselves as homosexual to abandon that lifestyle discriminating? It seems Keeton would equally pronounce this to every person despite any minority they may be part of.