Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas severed ties with professor Robert Oscar Lopez on Nov. 29 because of his Biblical interpretation and beliefs regarding homosexuality and related sexual abuse.

Lopez, who describes himself as formerly gay and a victim of sexual abuse, was told opposition to his beliefs from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the Southwestern administration meant he was no longer allowed to discuss homosexuality or sexual abuse in any capacity while employed at Southwestern.

The professor says he was pressured to cease from discussing the topic any further.



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