SHOCK: Baptist seminary fires conservative Latino over belief Jesus changes sinners.

Professor told not to discuss sex abuse or homosexuality. SWBTS  told Lopez the ERLC was unhappy with his teachings.

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Bad news for conservative Christians. First, Chick-Fil-A abandoned its pro-Christian stand and caved to LGBTQ+ activists. Next, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention urged pronoun hospitality where Christians should use the preferred pronoun of a Trans person. Now, a conservative, pro-Trump, Latino professor who believes God can change sinners was fired by a Southern Baptist seminary over this issue. And the ERLC’s fingerprints are all over this.

In fact, Professor Robert Lopez was told he could not speak nor publish about the ability of Jesus to change sinners, according to a statement released by the professor.

“I was preaching publicly that with the help of Jesus Christ people could overcome homosexuality, and I was discussing same-sex sex abuse,” Lopez said in a release.

The statement continues: According to Lopez, his supervisors cited opposition to him from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the Southwestern administration. In September, Lopez was told not to continue to discuss homosexuality or sex abuse in any capacity while employed at the Seminary. “I stated that the demands from the Seminary violated my conscience and would force me to disobey God. I was told that if that was the case, I had to resign. I refused to resign.” Lopez was then laid off.

When Lopez told the administration of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary he would continue to speak and write according to biblical orthodoxy, the administration told him to resign.

“I was let go after preaching the Gospel and talking about sex abuse and sexuality,” Lopez alleged.

Lopez authored a resolution calling on the SBC to protect whistleblowers exposing sex abuse and other misconduct in the Southern Baptist Convention.

The pressure culminated in demands he resign.

Lopez rejected the administration’s attempt to control what he said and wrote. He told the administration that such attempts to control him was inappropriate.

This is the Christian higher education you are funding if you attend a Southern Baptist church. Compare the treatment of Lopez and other conservatives at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with how an Anti-Trump professor is feted at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Lopez refused to resign, and the administration omitted his name from teaching any classes next semester. Lopez asked if he were fired (because to be told to resign and then not assigned any classes to teach is an effective termination), but the administration refused to respond to repeated written and email requests during the month of November. He didn’t receive official notification of his layoff until Friday, November 29.

They left him twisting in the wind.

So, Lopez becomes the fourth conservative Latino to lose his full-time teaching position at Southwestern under the Greenway Administration. It is interesting to see how the desire for diversity manifests itself in hiring and firings at the institution.

Compare how the Pro-Trump, conservative professor was treated with the recently hired Never Trump professor and you’ll see the influence politics plays in the SBC.

4 thoughts on “Southwestern fires professor for preaching Gospel, talking about sex abuse and sexuality”

  1. This makes me very sad, though not surprised, It’s proof that we are living in the last days of time of which the Bible says that “If possible, the very elect would be deceived”.
    This kind or foolishness is the reason more people will go to hell from inside the church than outside.
    Woe to these leaders that are bringing this to pass

  2. Social Justice strikes again! Christian colleges/universities are being infiltrated by LGBTQ Social Justice warriors. Political Correctness is thriving and growing and turning students into believing socialist worldview. May God have mercy on their souls.

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