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Baylor Has Technical Difficulties

This just in:

From: BaylorNewsFlash <[email protected] [2]>
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:18 AM
To: Faculty/Staff <[email protected] [3]>
Subject: Technical issues with Title IX training

Faculty and Staff,

Earlier this week you received notification that you were enrolled in Baylor’s annual faculty and staff Harassment, Discrimination & Sexual Violence, or Title IX, training.

Unfortunately, we have experienced technical complications with the course delivery, as the system was not correctly recording course completion. As a result, the course has been closed until this issue can be resolved with the external course vendor. You will receive notification from Baylor Compass when the course has been reassigned, along with a revised deadline of completion for this required training.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the issue corrected soon.

No comment. [4] Ahem.

I’m sure this has nothing to do with the scheduled Baylor Board of Regents meeting next week.  [5]

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6 Comments To "Baylor Has Technical Difficulties"

#1 Comment By Siarlys Jenkins On February 9, 2018 @ 10:53 am

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

#2 Comment By Bear Nekkid On February 9, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

Looks like the Mormons know how to do it:

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Wow! It’s actually possible to comply with the government and seamlessly appropriate one’s religious beliefs into the compliance while not slavishly acquiescing to the boilerplate Title IX consulting-agency-industrial complex.

It is interesting to note that Baylor has never had in its orientation or student/faculty required training anything remotely resembling an explanation of the university’s alleged commitment to Christian moral anthropology on sexual matters. (Compare BU to BYU. It’s astonishing how unashamed and intentional the Mormons are, but the Baptists, not so much).

Look at the school’s newsfeed: help build a well in Africa, you’re on “Baylor Proud.” Work with Crisis Pregnancy Center or arrange a field trip to the March for Life, total silence. In its official documents, BU says all the right things (in terms of Christian orthodoxy). But in terms of its public face, it only selects those Christian charitable activities that the secular world will find palatable.

A standard-bearer for religious liberty, Baylor will show solidarity with Muslim students after Trump’s executive order. (As it should). But after Obama’s HHS tried to force nuns to buy birth control, Baylor played it safe.

In the stories about the football team, the orgies were only bad because of apparent lack of consent on the part of the female participants. But the fact that underage kids were getting drunk and fornicating, the folks in Waco look the other way.

If I were a Christian parent, I would think twice about sending my kids to such a place. Better they go to a big secular school and become invested in InterVaristy, Campus Crusade, or a Newman Club. At least at those places there is truth in advertising, and the Christian students will know who the real Christians are.

#3 Comment By David J. White On February 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Yeah, I got that in my inbox this morning. The words that jumped out at me were “external course vendor.” That’s a big part of the problem right there: buying a prepackaged program that presumably checks all the legal boxes but has no connection with the values that Baylor likes to claim that it stands for, as opposed to taking the time and making the effort to put together something in-house, which would cover the pertinent legal issues AND reflect Baylor-specific concerns and values. Believe me, Baylor certainly has in-house the resources needed to put together something like this; I know some of the people who would likely be asked to participate. It requires the will, and the willingness not to jump reflexively at every bark from the lawyers.

#4 Comment By midtown On February 9, 2018 @ 3:45 pm

Someone stood up. Sometimes that is all it takes. I’d like to thank you had a role, Rod. Congratulations!

#5 Comment By Beowulf On February 9, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

Baylor has been caught trying to serve two masters. Apparently their SJW training program was foisted on the faculty not out of conviction from the top, but probably from a combination of fear of the Department of Education and laziness. (Unless the problem really was technical difficulties, in which case I want to be the first to blame Russian hackers.)

Those inside Baylor, faculty and staff, should recognize that Baylor admin is cowardly and will take the path of least resistance. Therefore, the ones who want to try and hold Baylor to some semblance of Christian conviction here need to make sure they provide the most resistance.

If I were on Baylor faculty or staff, I would consider writing an open letter to the local newspaper or even drafting a petition to force the admin not to give in to the SJWs on this.

#6 Comment By Bear Nekkid On February 9, 2018 @ 9:42 pm

The Baylor administration should know that there is a sizable group of faculty–some of whom are public figures and international scholars of some note–who are going to push back on this, unless the coward in Neff hall grow a pair and make an intelligent stand for Christian anthropology.

The Title IX training is teeming with claims to which a faculty member must agree in order to complete it, even though the claims are in some cases highly dubious.