As reported by Religious News Service, Professor Heather Clements was asked to step down from her position as Azusa Pacific University because of the news Heather was transitioning into a trans male, known as H. Adam Ackley.
From the petition:
Adam Ackley, a beloved theology professor of fifteen years, was "asked to step down" from his position as a professor at Azusa Pacific University due to his recent openness about his identity as a transgender man. This event has sparked fear and anger within the LGBTQ and Ally community of APU. We stand in solidarity with Adam, and strive to create a safer environment for students and faculty who have been marginalized by APU's conservative policies, as well as those who have been victims of spiritual violence on campus.
Regardless of ones feelings towards christian universities or religion in general, all schools should be a safe place for everyone. Signing this petition shows that LGBT discrimination should not be tolerated by any institution, public or private.
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