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All seven members resign from Gordon College faculty Senate

In February, Gordon College President D. Michael Lindsay (above) and a provost denied a professor’s promotion, overriding the unanimous recommendation of the faculty Senate, according to the professor’s complaint. Suzanne Kreiter / Boston Globe

All seven members of the faculty Senate at Gordon College resigned last week in an apparent show of support for a professor who claims that she was denied a promotion because she criticized the Christian school’s opposition to same-sex relationships.

The resignations represented the latest rift to emerge between the faculty and the administration at the small evangelical school in Wenham, which forbids professors, students, and staff from engaging in “homosexual practice” on or off campus.

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