LGBTQ students at Baylor University have been pleading with school leaders for years to officially recognize a group on campus, which would not only allow them to meet on campus and qualify for school funding, but also affirm for queer-identifying students there is a place for them within the university community.
The request for recognition by Baylor students has been consistently rejected.
But this spring, the university’s board of regents narrowly opened the door for a change. They passed a noncommittal resolution that will allow university leaders to explore the possibility of approving a LGBTQ student group in an effort to be a more “caring community.”
Yet the board simultaneously stressed the school was not abandoning its official position on human sexuality, which states marriage is between a man and a woman.
“Baylor University is trying to have its cake and eat it too,” said Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on an episode of his daily podcast.
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