Leiter Reports discusses the APA's Jobs for Philosophers listing, where college job postings are published each year. Charles Hermes of UT Arlington has protested against the APA anti-discrimination policy, which currently allows schools with faith statements to discriminate based upon these institutional commitments so long as they are broadcasted explicitly. The schools of concern include Wheaton College, which has a faith statement disallowing "homosexual behavior" by faculty, staff, or students (please note- not homosexual orientation, as many seem to imply).
I'm confused about what exactly Hermes' argument is. He says at one point, "Members of the APA should either convince the APA to enforce its policy or abandon it." As far as I can tell, however, the APA policy allows for hiring discrimination based on "religious affiliation". Abandoning the policy seems to be what Hermes is arguing for. He describes policies against homosexual behavior as "ethical" standards, so perhaps he's trying to distinguish this from "religious" standards. To do so seems to fail to understand the nature of religious life, however.
In any case, a matter of concern for those of you at institutions where this is an issue. It's not as if exclusion from a particular job listing will make or break a college, but it is worrisome to see the extent to which such exclusion marginalizes religious groups, keeping them from the open exchange of ideas with those who differ radically from them in terms of foundational assumptions.