Morehouse Fires Employee Over Anti-Gay E-Mail

October 5, 2009

Morehouse College has fired a woman and reprimanded another employee over remarks they made in an e-mail mocking a gay wedding, and forwarding the e-mail to others from their Morehouse accounts, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Robert M. Franklin, Morehouse's president, has said several times that he believes the college must promote respect for gay people. In a statement, he said that the views in the e-mail "were the personal views of one individual and do not reflect the values or policies of Morehouse College.... The college has taken great strides toward building a diverse and tolerant community.”

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