University firing transgender prof – By Steven Hepker

Professor John Nemecek picked tough ground to make a stand in his journey to womanhood.

Christian-based Spring Arbor University is firing the transgender professor, effective June 1, choosing not to tolerate Nemecek’s transformation from John to Julie Marie.

After a half-century of internal conflict, Nemecek, an associate dean of adult studies, began to appear as a woman on campus in late 2005.

The small, private college, likewise, was pushed into a most uncomfortable corner.

“We expect our faculty to model Christian character as an example for our students,” read a university statement issued by a public-relations firm. Faculty who “persist with activities that are inconsistent with the Christian faith” are subject to firing.