Baylor, a private Christian university located in Waco, Texas, is known as the largest Baptist university in the world with approximately 17,200 students on its 1,000-acre campus and is affiliated with the Texas Baptist Convention, which is subsequently connected to the Southern Baptist Convention.
Baylor recently launched a website on sexuality which takes a softening stance on homosexuality. The website states that it is “committed to providing a caring, loving and supportive community for students in all aspects of their lives, including the development of their sexuality.“
While the official statement on sexual intercourse remains somewhat firm in the biblical belief that sex outside of a marriage between one man and one woman is unbiblical, the university is taking a decidedly affirming approach in how it deals with gays on campus.
Last week, Baylor’s Board of Regents issued a Resolution on a Caring Community which calls on the university to “provide additional care, connections, and community for Baylor’s LGBTQ students, including the possibility of establishing a new, chartered student group that is consistent with Baylor’s core commitments summarized above and the University’s policies and statements.”
This slide toward affirmation follows in the wake of a previous resolution to back an unofficial LGBTQ student group on campus. Baylor University has been actively programming its students and staff to embrace a new movement that openly celebrates homosexuality, transgenderism, and other forms of sexual deviancy. Reformation Charlotte has covered much of this in detail.
Baylor has stated its commitment to helping sexually confused people “develop their sexuality” and regularly hosts prominent gay activists while homosexual groups petition the school to reject conservative speakers.
Last fall, the Student Senate passed the “No Crying on Sundays” resolution which, supports the creation of a new homosexual charter — Gamma Alpha Upsilon — and asked the Board of Regents to “reinterpret” their statement on human sexuality.