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A Nashville art school will purge all non Christian faculty now that it has been taken over by a religious university


<b>A Nashville art school will purge all non Christian faculty now that it has been taken over by a religious university</b>Watkins College of Art and Design has been taken over by Belmont University. Students and faculty express concerns over the merger.
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Is America retrograding back into the Middle-Age, when religion and state were one entity? Students and faculty at the Watkins College of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, were shocked to learn that their school would be absorbed by Belmont University, a local Christian institution that has made national headlines over the last decade for allegedly retaliating against faculty who went against its strict code of faith. Belmont officials told students at Watkins faculty that their freedom of expression would be somewhat restricted at the Christian school where filmmakers must make PG movies and artists not permitted to draw from nude figures to study the human form. Belmont University requires that its faculty adhere to Christianity and does not hire teachers outside the religion. "We do not hire people who are not Christian. So the ones who are not Christian will not be eligible to work at Belmont. That's just part of who we are", Thomas Burns, Belmont's provost, said in a town hall meeting.

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