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Evangelical and Out at College?

Evangelical and Out at College?


A growing number of gay and lesbian students at evangelical Christian colleges are asserting their right to be out on campus, The New YorkTimesreports.

But those efforts are commonly thwarted by the conservative old guard -- administrators, trustees, and alumni who, as one university official at Abilene Christian University puts it, "are not going to embrace any advocacy for gay identity."

Such policy stances have only served to alienate gay students. "I'm lonely," said Taylor Schmitt, a second-year student who arrived on full scholarship in the Bible studies department at Abilene Christian. Schmitt said he changed to English because the Bible studies curriculum "reeked of the past deceptions and falsehoods I'd created around myself."

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