Baylor University, the world’s largest Baptist university, has removed the ban on “homosexual acts” from its sexual conduct policy.
The school, which was ranked among the 20 most LGBT-unfriendly by the Princeton Review in 2014 quietly changed its policy on May 15, a university spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
“These changes were made because we didn’t believe the language reflected Baylor’s caring community. We are pleased with the recent changes to the policy language and that it states more plainly the expectations of the university,” Lori Fogleman said in a statement.
The university — the oldest one in Texas — has a history of being apparently reluctant to change. It didn’t lift a ban on dancing until the 1990s and still sites the sexual conduct policy of the Southern Baptist doctrine that specifies marriage as a man and a woman in a lifetime commitment,
Baylor’s previous policy deemed gay sex a “misuse of God’s gift,” along with incest, adultery, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and sexual assault.
In 2005 Bayylor booted gay alumnus Tim Smith from its Advisory Board just for being gay and attempted to offer a course in the Spring 2122 called “Homosexuality As A Gateway Drug”. That is until people found out about it and then the course name was quietly changed to “Family Studies”.
Baylor University, a private Baptist school in Texas, who in the past has offered such unchristian courses as Homosexuality As A Gateway Drug. Has now taken their anti-gay rhetoric one step further by changing the words “homosexual acts” to “deviant behavior” in its students conduct code.
The Student Senate passed the Sexual Misconduct Code Non-Discrimination Act, a proposal to reword Baylor’s Sexual Misconduct Code, in the Student Senate meeting Thursday. The act proposed to remove the phrase “homosexual acts” from the code and replace it with the phrase “non-marital consensual deviate sexual intercourse.” The most recent version of the Sexual Misconduct Code was established on Jan. 15, 2007. It reads, “In all disciplinary procedures, Baylor University will seek to be redemptive in the lives of the individuals involved and to witness to the high moral standards of the Christian faith. Baylor will be guided by the understanding that sexuality is a gift from the creator God and that the purposes of this gift include (1) the procreation of human life and (2) the uniting and strengthening of the marital bond in self-giving love. These purposed are to be achieved through heterosexual relationships within marriage. Missuses of God’s gift will be understood to include but not limit to, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, adultery, fornication, and homosexual acts.”
“To witness to the high moral standards of the Christian faith.” Newsflash for Baylor: YOUR so-called “Christian faith” has no moral standards.
And by the way “Deviate” is a VERB; “deviant” is an ADJECTIVE you homophobic morons.
Among Baylor’s “noted” alumni are Rand Paul and Louie Gohmert. Is anyone surprised?
Baylor University who in 2005 booted gay alumnus Tim Smith from its Advisory Board just for being gay,and has a policy that identifies “homosexual acts” as a “misuse of God’s gift” and as grounds for a students dismissal, WAS going to offer a course its Spring 2102 semester called “Homosexuality As A Gateway Drug”. That is until people found out about it and then the course name was quietly changed to “Family Studies”
Considering that the course description is sketchy, there are no textbooks or materials needed, and the Asst. Professor who is teaching the course Martha G. Sherman’s research interests include criminology, juvenile delinquency, the sociology of the family, parenting, and religion and Baylor U’s anti-gay, pro-christian fascist attitudes I wouldn’t hesitate to guess that the course is NOT a course about about how to enjoy the meatrack and High Tea Dances on Fire Island in the summertime.
But then again what do you expect from a Baptist College in Waco, Texas except rampant homophobia, some good ol’e fashioned bible thumpping and possibly a stockpile of weapons.