Erskine: Christian College Bans Homosexuality After Two Gay Athletes Come Out

  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2015 7:17 PM GMT
    Christian College Bans Homosexuality After Two Gay Athletes Come Out



    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/christian_college_responds_to_its_two_out_gay_athletes_by_banning_homosexuality



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    Feb 26, 2015 7:56 PM GMT
    The more rights we have, the more barriers we will experience.

    We will never be equal to some people, that's why the fight is still necessary. It's not the time for complacency.
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    Feb 27, 2015 1:27 AM GMT
    Looks like these two boys will get a lot of support from their teammates.
    I know Erskine College. It's pretty gay as most Baptist colleges are.

    Claiming religion a gay boy can avoid the girlfriend question and get on with his life, including his studies.
    And many students are pretty openly gay.

    http://www.outsports.com/2014/3/11/5496256/drew-davis-erskine-college-gay-volleyball-juan-varona
  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 27, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    Why do gay people choose to support bigotry by attending these conservative schools? You are giving these bigots thousands of dollars so they can treat you like sh*t... What are you thinking?
    Stand up for yourself, vote with your wallet, and enroll in progressive schools that treat all their students with respect.
    Is it really that hard to avoid these conservative sh*t holes?
    They advertise their bigotry -- it's not a secret.
  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2015 6:16 AM GMT
    Christian College Under Fire For Banning Homosexuality Wants You To Know They Didn't Ban Homosexuals

    A South Carolina Christian college has been forced to issue a follow up statement after banning homosexuality.


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/christian_college_under_fire_for_banning_homosexuality_wants_you_to_know_they_didn_t_ban_homosexuals
  • Jeepguy2

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    Mar 02, 2015 8:07 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidWhy do gay people choose to support bigotry by attending these conservative schools? You are giving these bigots thousands of dollars so they can treat you like sh*t... What are you thinking?
    Stand up for yourself, vote with your wallet, and enroll in progressive schools that treat all their students with respect.
    Is it really that hard to avoid these conservative sh*t holes?
    They advertise their bigotry -- it's not a secret.



    The real secret is that most of these schools are not the bigoted hate filled places one might think. I suspect that this move to ban homosexuality by Erskine will generate so much negative PR that it might just force them to stop and realize just how out of touch with the real world they really are.

    I recently read an article by a gay student about his experience coming out at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school in Virginia founded by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell. The reaction of the professors that he assumed were bigoted, homophobic, haters to his coming out might surprise you. They didn't try to cure him, tell him they hated him, or expel him, instead they offered him counseling and helped him learn to love himself and who he was, which is EXACTLY that he needed! And all of those professors that he assumed were homophobic bigots who would treat him with utter contempt when they found out he was gay? They hugged this gay boy and told him they loved him.

    No, Liberty is not a progressive gay-affirming school and probably never will be, but a "shit hole"? I think not! Here is a link to his article.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/04/being-gay-at-jerry-falwells-university/274578/
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    Mar 02, 2015 1:33 PM GMT
    Really?

    In XXI century? icon_rolleyes.gif

    This is totally lame...
  • metta

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    Mar 03, 2015 1:57 AM GMT
    Christian College Tweets Its Anti-Gay Position Update Directly To Its Two Openly Gay Students

    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/christian_college_tweets_its_anti_gay_position_update_directly_to_its_two_openly_gay_students
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    Mar 06, 2015 9:14 AM GMT
    I go to school in Kentucky at a frat/sorority heavy university. U of L is pretty progressive (got an LGBT center, whoo hoo) but any step like that is taken soooo slowly. Mustn't upset the alumni. icon_rolleyes.gif

    To whoever had ish with people going to a "conservative shithole" - a lot of those kids are home schooled and, like me, were dragged to church at least 3 times a week. "Christian" oppression is all they know. So just getting out of the house and (ideally) boarding on campus is a sweet taste of freedom. Besides, a lot of them are faced with the choice of either Daddy's money going to a "Christian" school or their not getting any further education at all.

    I've said this before (and got hated on for it), "We can't all be in NYC, bitches." And throughout history change has happened faster & better when it's started from the inside.