'BJUnity' Offers Support to Gay Alums of Bob Jones University

BY Lucas Grindley

June 21 2012 5:11 PM ET

David Diachenko

Bob Jones alumni who later come out as gay now have a place to turn for support — BJUnity.

KLTV reports that David Diachenko, a graduate of the very conservative Christian university, founded the group after coming out himself and finding others like him.

"The common theme was, 'I felt alone, I didn't have any resources, I knew when I came out that I was going to lose family, friends, kicked out of the university,'" he told KLTV. "So we made an organization that would assist those people."

For its part Bob Jones University released a statement reiterating its belief that Christians can't be gay.

"Since the Scripture says clearly that homosexuality is a sin, BJU policies forbid homosexuality," the statement reads, according to a copy posted on the Fox Carolina website. "We do not single out homosexuality in our policies, however, but address all forms of sexual expression prohibited by Scripture, including lewdness, sensual behavior, adultery, pornography, and sexual perversion of any kind. Students and their families know our Christian living policies before students enroll."

Learn more about BJUnity in the video below from KLTV.

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