Protesters want Christian school to rehire lesbian coach

Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., is facing protests over the loss of its women’s soccer coach, who was let go after announcing she’s expecting a child with her same-sex partner.

Students held a three-hour protest pushing for a change allowing for freedom of sexual orientation. The crowd included some of Lisa Howe’s former players.

Mike Curb, a music industry executive and major donor to the private Christian school, said he wants Belmont officials to rehire Howe and – “act like Christians.”

But in a statement, Howe says, “Policies and attitudes would have to change for me to come back to Belmont and feel safe and welcome.”


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