The president of the historically black American Baptist College in Nashville says some individuals are considering removing financial support after pastors criticized the school's inclusion of a lesbian bishop in a lecture series.

A group of Baptist pastors calls the invitation to Bishop Yvette Flunder of Oakland, California, to be a speaker and worship leader next week "irresponsible, scandalous, non-biblical, and certainly displeasing to God." The pastors ask school President Forrest E. Harris in a news release to disinvite Flunder, among other requests.

The pastors group and the college are affiliated with the historically black National Baptist Convention, USA.

Harris says American Baptist College "will not tolerate intolerance."