Liberty U. Hires Gay Choreographer

When they’re not ranting about how gay people are trying to destroy America, God and civilization itself, Liberty University takes a timeout from their bigotry to hire gay people as long as they have a skill that they can’t find among the righteous. You know, like choreography.

Liberty University, which is considered the world’s largest Christian university and whose motto is ‘training champions for Christ,’ has hired an open homosexual advocate to choreograph its upcoming Broadway-style presentation of Mary Poppins…

The selected choreographer is Geoffrey Goldberg, a New York City-based artist who has been involved with professional theater for over a decade, and traveled the country for five years assisting with the production of Mary Poppins, among others…

Goldberg’s social media pages also indicate his support and advocacy for the homosexual agenda, posting “Happy pride, everyone” in June of last year, which was designated as Homosexual Pride Month by Barack Obama. Goldberg is also a member of the Facebook group Marriage Equality New York.

Goldberg’s Pinterest page likewise features a board dedicated to weddings, which includes pins for “gay wedding cake toppers,” “custom modern groom invitations for gay weddings or same-sex ceremonies” and a “gay wedding cake” with rainbow stripes.

Director Linda Nell Cooper told Christian News Network that Alluvian/Liberty University was not aware of Goldberg’s beliefs about homosexuality, but stated that one’s “personal life” is not a factor in the hiring process.

“He was hired based on his professionalism and his talent like everyone else,” Cooper explained. “It never came up in the conversation, nor would it have. … We do not ask about their personal life.”

“We work under professional guidelines. No one knows anything about anyone’s personal lives,” she reiterated.

So the home of Matt Barber and Mat Staver, not to mention the late, not-so-great Jerry Falwell, who said gay people were partly responsible for 9/11, are a bunch of weak-kneed compromisers. Good to know.

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  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    I know, at a minimum, twenty or so hetero choreographers–all women–so I can see how they’re in a quandary.

    I mean it’s hard to swallow a gay choreographer but if it’s ANY kind of man over a woman working outside of home and family…

    And, as for, the bad press that might result; they’ll just have to suck it up.

  • busterggi

    How can anyone stand working for an employer who has repeatedly called for their death by stoning?

  • a_ray_in_dilbert_space

    Wait, they’re Baptists. Oh, please, please, please, somebody videotape the rehearsals where he’s trying to teach uptight Baptists to dance. Please. Pretty Please.

  • barryd

    “Director Linda Nell Cooper told Christian News Network that Alluvian/Liberty University was not aware of Goldberg’s beliefs about homosexuality, but stated that one’s “personal life” is not a factor in the hiring process.”

    That will be the first, last and only time they take that position on people working for them.

  • cptdoom

    How can anyone stand working for an employer who has repeatedly called for their death by stoning?

    I believe the creators of A Chorus Line have already answered that question for you, in the opening number “I Hope I Get It”:

    I really need this job.

    Please God, I need this job.

    I’ve got to get this job.

    Sometimes, it’s just any port in the storm.

  • Loqi

    I wonder if the students involved in the production will rebel.

  • Larry

    Oh, please, please, please, somebody videotape the rehearsals where he’s trying to teach uptight Baptists to dance

    I get this disturbing vision of a bunch of white people dancing like Elaine Benes on Seinfeld.

    The Kick

  • Loqi

    What is Liberty U doing putting on a performance of Mary Poppins anyway? She was clearly a witch. Liberty is promoting occultism! Gay occultism, even!

  • lldayo

    I guess I’m the only one who finds it refreshing that in regards to hiring someone for a position a religious group stuck to qualifications and not to the person’s personal life? I know it’s not much but at least they didn’t violate the person’s rights for a change.

  • He Who Shall Not Be Blamed

    It’s just a spoonful of hypocrisy!

  • dingojack

    ‘OK kids we’ll try it again from the top. And five, six, seven, hate

    😀 Dingo

    ———–

    Shouldn’t they be doing ‘Footloose’?

  • Richard Smith

    democommie (@1):

    I mean it’s hard to swallow a gay choreographer…

    Ever have one of those days when there are just so many things you could say, you have to settle for a non sequitur instead?

  • Moggie

    Ticks checkbox against “make Christians dance to our tune” on Secret Gay Agenda.

  • colnago80

    Judging from his name, he is probably not a Christian either.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I hope he blocks off the actors so that they form the image of a giant penis when viewed from above. There’s a lot of interesting things he could do with that umbrella too.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    My first thought is why Goldberg would do this given their homophobia. Then the thought came to mind that Goldberg can turn around and donate a bunch of his fee to gay causes, instead of it being used by some right winger.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @Richard Smith:

    “Ever have one of those days when there are just so many things you could say, you have to settle for a non sequitur instead?’.

    Schaaaaaaaaaaaawing!

    “Oh, please, please, please, somebody videotape the rehearsals where he’s trying to teach uptight Baptists to dance.’

    EasyPeasy. He can tell them to pretend that they’re fucking, standing up. They all know that joke.

  • tsig

    I predict his firing will be the next news.

  • sqlrob

    @lldayo

    I know it’s not much but at least they didn’t violate the person’s rights for a change.

    Yet.

    /is that cynicism or realism?