In response to Associate Professor Tully Borland’s article published earlier today on TheFederalist.com about Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, Ouachita Baptist University affirms that it does not endorse political candidates or condone sexual assault.
In regards to his article, Borland offered the following statement: “In my attempt to discuss how ‘one can still maintain faith and one’s moral integrity while voting for a lesser of two evils,’ I regret that I did not make clearer that I believe sexual abuse in any form, including pedophilia, is contrary to biblical truth and my personal values.”
According to Ouachita President Ben Sells, “Sexual abuse, assault or harassment in any form is contradictory to Ouachita’s Christian principles. We are absolutely committed to a safe learning, living and working environment for our students, faculty and staff.”
While members of the Ouachita community have the freedom to express their personal opinions publicly, they do not speak on behalf of the university.