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Gordon announced in March that it had completed the review and decided to keep the ban in place.
But as gay rights have gained wider acceptance over the past few years, many evangelical colleges have found themselves facing a predicament.
Cedarville’s unequivocal rejection of gay marriage is consistent with the “human sexuality statements” for dozens of the 121 members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the nation’s premier organization of accredited evangelical higher-education institutions.
Lots of Christian-affiliated colleges have either declined to take a political stance on gay marriage or adopted more-inclusive policies to keep up with the shifting legal landscape and evolving social trends.
There has been a lot of progress since then, but LGBT advocates are still working toward a future without discrimination in the workplace and beyond.
was applied openly by homosexuals to themselves, first as an adjective and later as a noun. Today, the noun often designates only a male homosexual and is usually used as a collective plural: in the sense “awkward, stupid, or bad” is often used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting to gay people.
Now a web developer, Schneider runs Cedarville Out, a website for Cedarville’s community of LGBT students, alumni, and allies.But these efforts often backfire, drawing even more attention toward a taboo subject.Frank Lo Monte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, argues that evangelical-college administrators have been “slow learners” when it comes to addressing evolving viewpoints.It was there that Zach Schneider, a former Cedarville student who is straight, began to change his mind about gay Christians.“As I watched, I was struck by how different they seemed than I had been taught growing up,” said Schneider, now 22.
“They continue, in an obsessive quest for image control, attempting to squelch controversy and invariably end up publicizing the controversy more widely.” Such was the case at Cedarville, whose suppressive actions not only intensified on-campus debate but made it a target in the wider campaign against the discrimination of LGBT students at evangelical colleges.