Source- The world's largest Baptist university has dropped a ban on "homosexual acts" in its sexual conduct policy.
After years of appeals from students, alumni and others, Baylor University revised its sexual conduct policy, dropping the ban on gay sex to "state more plainly the expectations of the university," a Baylor spokeswoman said Tuesday.
"These changes were made because we didn't believe the language reflected Baylor's caring community," spokeswoman Lori Fogleman said in an email.
Baylor's old policy called "homosexual acts" a misuse of "God's gift," along with sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest and adultery.
Baylor, a private school that is the oldest university in Texas, has at times been slow to change with the world around it, fearing the wrath of fundamentalists. The school didn't lift a ban on dancing until the mid-1990s -- a decision that came six years after students called on Baylor leaders to change the rule so they didn't have to party at off-campus bars. The school continues to ban alcohol on campus or at university-related events.
Okay, fine. So the title of this blog should have been 'Baylor Lifts Their Ban On Homosexual Acts', but I'll be damned if using the phrase 'the gay' isn't funny 100% of the time. I don't care if you are a rational human being that is completely fine with homosexuality or not, if you can't laugh at that then you need to stop being such a stick in the mud, no pun intended.
Regardless, big move by Baylor here. Granted they didn't have much of a choice. Once gay marriage is legalized in Texas it officially means the fight has been lost. This doesn't mean that people in Waco, Texas are anymore accepting than they were a few days ago. In reality it just means they don't currently have the man power to fight a two front war at this time. Let's be honest, these 'homosexual activities' are nothing compared to the opposition of the confederate flag. Got to take on one opponent at a time when you are fighting against the logic of the vast majority.
Hey, maybe it works out for them. Everyone knows that kids are just trying to rebel in college. You tell them not to drink in the dorms and next thing you know they are piss drunk slip 'n' sliding through the halls. Tell them no visitors after midnight and you've basically incited an orgy in the study lounge. Tell them not to do gay stuff and next thing you know they are throwing sodomy parties and scissoring in the common area. That's just how rebellion works. Maybe lifting this ban actually decreases the amount of homosexuality on Baylor's campus. I mean, probably not, but maybe. It's certainly not going to increase it. I doubt any antiquated belief system by a radically religious university was going to stop a bunch of gay people from acting on their primal instincts. Might as well make it legal and attempt to dissuade the casual bi-sexuals.
P.S. Baylor didn't lift it's ban on dancing until the mid-90's? And still has a ban on drinking? Who the fuck is voluntarily attending this concentration camp of a University?