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Baylor University Votes to Remove 'Homosexual Acts' from School's 'Sexual Misconduct Code'

Baylor University's Student Senate voted on Thursday to pass the Sexual Misconduct Code Non-Discrimination Act, which would remove "homosexual acts" from the Waco, Texas Christian school's "sexual misconduct code", the Baylor Lariat reports:

BaylorThe most recent version of the Sexual Misconduct Code was established on Jan. 15, 2007. It reads, “In all disciplinary procedures, Baylor University will seek to be redemptive in the lives of the individuals involved and to witness to the high moral standards of the Christian faith.

“Baylor will be guided by the understanding that sexuality is a gift from the creator God and that the purposes of this gift include (1) the procreation of human life and (2) the uniting and strengthening of the marital bond in self-giving love. These purposed are to be achieved through heterosexual relationships within marriage. Missuses (sic) of God’s gift will be understood to include but not limit to, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, adultery, fornication, and homosexual acts.”

A debate was held before the vote took place:

Major points expressed by those in favor of the bill were that the amendment was technical, not theological; the amendment would broaden to all sexual acts outside of marriage regardless of orientation; and the amendment would create a more caring, loving Christian environment.

However, some students expressed their disagreement with the proposal by saying the amendment would alter Baylor’s reputation and moral standing as a Christian university and would not affect the environment for homosexuals on campus.

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  1. Whose brilliant idea was it to use blue lettering on a black background? Makes it very hard to read for some of us older folks. Just like the idiocy of placing floating icons on the left of the screen that obscure the comments block. Very poor design. Maybe your web designer worked on the ACA website?

    Now, as for the article. Why would any gay man or woman want to go to a "Christian" college in the first place? Certainly a better education is available in more accepting and less restrictive environments? I think it's also a mistake to equate Christian with moral. They are not mutually inclusive.

    Posted by: Bob R | Oct 25, 2013 9:44:13 AM


  2. @ Bob...yeah...I never understood that either...I know people who went to Baylor and complained about the homophobic atmosphere...I couldn't help thinking "then why did you go there?"

    Posted by: myackie | Oct 25, 2013 9:54:43 AM


  3. If you read the article, this is a baby step forward. Homosexual was replaced with consensual deviate sex outside of marriage. So basically, homosexuality is still wrong according to Baylor, the word homosexual simply isn't being used.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Oct 25, 2013 10:03:42 AM


  4. That code is especially embarrassing for their language-related programs.

    Posted by: Canadian | Oct 25, 2013 10:06:54 AM


  5. What is self-giving love? Masturbation?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Oct 25, 2013 10:21:11 AM


  6. "loving Christian environment" is an oxymoron.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 25, 2013 10:23:03 AM


  7. Baylor's reputation is not one of "moral standing as a Christian university". It is the biggest party school in the heart of Texas. Puts other "christian universities" like TCU and SMU to shame. Go Bears!

    Posted by: Mitch | Oct 25, 2013 10:25:07 AM


  8. The change makes it worse. It goes from gay to deviant.

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 25, 2013 10:27:33 AM


  9. A lot of kids don't know they're gay when applying to college, or have been repressing it.

    Posted by: Mikey | Oct 25, 2013 10:28:01 AM


  10. God, what year is this? Must be the end times in Waco.

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 25, 2013 10:57:11 AM


  11. God, what year is this? Must be the end times in Waco.

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 25, 2013 10:57:11 AM


  12. Not all students have the choice of what college they will attend.

    Posted by: bollox | Oct 25, 2013 11:26:55 AM


  13. I know of numerous gay graduates of Baylor. They all went to that school for different reasons: scholarships, family tradition, didn't realize they were gay at the time, etc.

    This change in the school's "Sexual Misconduct Code" does seem to be a semantic change since both the university and the Baptist General Convention of Texas still condemn homosexuality. However, I think as a whole, Baylor's student body and faculty have been and continue to be accepting of gays on campus even though a small segment of students remain homophobic.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Oct 25, 2013 12:31:33 PM


  14. Sic em Bears!

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Oct 25, 2013 12:32:04 PM


  15. Oh it's so much fun to read what these Baylor students are doing!

    First, this is mere window-dressing. If you read the student newspaper article, it clearly says that it's a semantic change so they don't condemn "homosexual acts" because that language is discriminatory. So they still condemn homosexual acts, but it's re-phrased as “non-marital consensual deviate sexual intercourse.”

    Second, it's not even clear whether these Baylor students know what their code means. They still condemn "fornication" -- which is defined as voluntary "sexual intercourse" between unmarried people; and (a "Bill Clinton moment" here), "sexual intercourse" is defined either actual sexual penetration of a male organ into a female organ (the narrow definition) or defined as contact with genitalia (the broad definition). Apparently, therefore, physical contact between two people that involves genitalia (for example, oral sex) is prohibited "fornication" because it's "sexual intercourse", but physical contact that doesn't involve genitalia (for example, kissing, chest/breast foreplay, hugging) is not "fornication" because it's not "sexual intercourse". So, two men or two women or a man and a woman can kiss, hug, "pet", etc, and it's not "fornication".

    Third, so what about their new phrase that replaced "homosexual acts" -- “non-marital consensual deviate sexual intercourse.” This doesn't seem to add much at all to the other restriction against "fornication", and in fact it seems even more narrow than "fornication". Specifically, if "fornication" is based on "sexual intercourse" involving genitalia, then ANY action by an unmarried couple that involves genitalia is prohibited already as "fornication". By the new phrase they added, all they did was essentially say that only one form of non-marital "sexual intercourse" is prohibited -- "deviate" sexual intercourse. Whatever "deviate" means. But the point is that all the new phrase does is say that not only is "fornication" prohibited, but also "deviate" fornication (a narrower category than just plain old fornication).

    Fourth, apparently unwittingly, by deleting the words "homosexual acts" and adding the new words, the Baylor students seem NOT to be opposing legally-married same sex couples who can now engage in all kinds of sex. Specifically, if a "marriage" is legal where it was performed and to the federal government, maybe it's still a "marriage" under the Baylor code even though the State of Texas doesn't recognize it as a "marriage". But even if it's not a "marriage" under the Baylor code (because the code clearly refers to woman-man marriages), the old words "homosexual acts" were actually broader than the new words. For example, two men or two women who are kissing or "petting" would probably be a "homosexual act", but it certainly wouldn't be "sexual intercourse" ("deviate" or non-deviate).

    So, I guess the Baylor student code will now allow some sorts of same-sex physical contact, as long as it doesn't go as far as "deviate sexual intercourse".

    Maybe they know what they did, or maybe they don't. In any way, maybe John Stewart should interview them and find out! It would be a very interesting interview if he tries to get into the details of what is and what isn't. A re-run of the Bill Clinton explanation of what "sex" is.

    Posted by: MiddleoftheRoader | Oct 25, 2013 12:48:51 PM


  16. One of my Baylor classmates ('87) summed it up best..."Baylor University, the largest walk-in closet in the state of Texas." And it was.

    Posted by: bwana | Oct 25, 2013 8:55:48 PM


  17. Where do these Xians get this notion that their god is opposed to incest? They repeatedly claim that "We are all God's children." And that their god fathered a child with "Virgin" Mary, who as they claim was His daughter.

    That book is full of incest. Xians don't want to admit it, but if they really practiced what they preach they'd all look like the Westboro Baptists.

    Posted by: FFS | Oct 25, 2013 9:38:48 PM


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