Since when did SBL decide that it would adopt some sort of heavy handed conformity agenda? What gives SBL the right to make decisions like this without the authorization of its members? Given the truly bizarre and off-the-wall publishers SBL has at every annual meeting, why does IVP Academic deserve, alone, its contempt?
Who the devil does the SBL think it is?
No matter your views on the issue of gay marriage, an academic society has no business at all adopting or enforcing some sort of ‘code’ by which members or exhibitors have to abide. This is a betrayal of the academy and the persons who made this decision should be profoundly ashamed of themselves.