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On evangelical campuses, rumblings of gay acceptance
« on: March 09, 2011, 04:28:51 PM »

Is this just part of a youthful fad, or are the times really a changin?

On evangelical campuses, rumblings of gay acceptance

Mar 01, 2011 by Cathleen Falsani

(RNS) Late last week, the provost of Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., announced that the school officially had recognized its first gay student organization.

The announcement came barely a month after the Christian school changed its anti-discrimination policy to include homosexuals, after a popular women's soccer coach was forced out last December because her lesbian partner was expecting a child.

The gay student group had twice been turned down for official recognition. Belmont Provost Thomas Burns said the change of mind reflected an "ongoing campus dialogue about Christian faith and sexuality."

The thing is, that dialogue isn't just limited to Belmont.

Belmont's policy changes are the latest in a series of incidents at evangelical Christian campuses involving issues surrounding homosexuality. Some observers now wonder whether a major shift in opinions about homosexuality might be occurring among younger evangelicals.

The answer seems to be yes.

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