Transgender Theology Professor Leaves Christian College

(UPDATED) Former theology chair and one of CCCU's largest schools agree to part ways.

Update (Oct. 9): Azusa Pacific University and Adam Ackley have released the following joint statement:

"Dr. Ackley and university leadership have engaged in thoughtful conversations regarding Dr. Ackley's continued employment at APU and recognized that they have different views on the theology of human sexuality. While we appreciate Dr. Ackley's past service and pray God's best for the journey ahead, we have reached a mutual agreement that recognizes it would be best for Dr. Ackley to pursue professional endeavors elsewhere. APU remains committed to compassionate accountability and grace-filled dialogue, while holding fast to our institutional values. Given this is a personnel matter, the details of this agreement remain confidential."

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(RNS) A California Christian university has asked a professor who was once its chair of theology and philosophy to leave after he came out as transgender.

Heather Clements taught theology at Azusa Pacific University ...

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