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Baylor Student President Vetoes Proposal to Remove 'Homosexual Acts' from 'Sexual Misconduct Code'

Last week we reported that Baylor University's Student Senate voted to pass the Sexual Misconduct Code Non-Discrimination Act, which would remove "homosexual acts" from the Waco, Texas Christian school's "sexual misconduct code".

HodgesThe Student Body President vetoed that decision on Thursday, the Waco Tribune reports:

Student Body President Wesley Hodges told the Student Senate Thursday that the university’s board of regents likely would not have granted final approval for the change to the policy, especially because the full student body had not had a chance to weigh in on the topic.

The senate did not achieve a two-thirds majority to override the veto during a vote in a closed session...

...“I truly believe that Baylor treats its students with grace, love and truth, and in doing that seeks to accept all students, but does not affirm all student behaviors,” Hodges said. “Simply because the university disagrees with your actions or lifestyle, does not imply that it is seeking to attack you.”

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  1. Nice way to s*it on progress!

    Posted by: Albert | Nov 1, 2013 1:42:28 PM


  2. He looks like such a happy little homophobe!

    Posted by: Lucas H | Nov 1, 2013 1:45:30 PM


  3. This shouldn't be surprising. Their code of sexual ethics allows for sex solely inside the bonds of marriage.

    Posted by: Neil | Nov 1, 2013 1:51:01 PM


  4. Well, there's another career permanently limited to the church hierarchy.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 1, 2013 1:52:23 PM


  5. College students teaching other college students to take pride in their institutionalized bigotry regardless of how unseemly it is to allow a majority to determine the rights of a minority...

    Posted by: Mitch | Nov 1, 2013 1:59:30 PM


  6. why would this decision coming from a church based university surprise anyone? why not post a "straights only" sign on the front door?

    he looks like a happy bigot, but still a bigot nonetheless.

    Posted by: northalabama | Nov 1, 2013 2:06:31 PM


  7. pfffft somebody check his internet history. I have a feeling the M4M section on craigslist is bookmarked.

    Posted by: cory | Nov 1, 2013 2:07:15 PM


  8. Give me a break. He couldn't be any gayer unless he had a unicorn coming out of his ass.

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 1, 2013 2:13:28 PM


  9. Not sure I care what some evangelical Christian college in Texas is doing.

    Posted by: Marty | Nov 1, 2013 2:13:40 PM


  10. I hope he doesn't follow a career in politicis, because this is going to return to bite him.

    Posted by: jjose712 | Nov 1, 2013 2:18:35 PM


  11. Andrew Shirvell - The Sequel!

    Closet Case says what?

    Posted by: Gurrrrl Please | Nov 1, 2013 2:18:57 PM


  12. He has a face for radio.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Nov 1, 2013 2:33:48 PM


  13. he looks like a faggot.

    Posted by: greg | Nov 1, 2013 2:40:14 PM


  14. He'll be smoking that four-wheeled Nazi Abbott's limp **** in no time! Bring on the xenophobia, homophobia, and misogyny!

    Posted by: ESA | Nov 1, 2013 2:47:34 PM


  15. Somebody needs to kick that twerp's @$$ to the curb.

    I volunteer.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 1, 2013 2:50:21 PM


  16. Well, golldern! Even the assholes are bigger in Texas! YeeHaw, bitches!

    Posted by: dommyluc | Nov 1, 2013 2:51:09 PM


  17. Bigot

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 1, 2013 2:53:05 PM


  18. Looks like a stupid frat boy who'll grow up to be a nobody.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 1, 2013 2:53:31 PM


  19. What's to like about Hodges decision to veto? Nothing.

    Moreover I wonder why a gay person would ever want to attend Baylor? Come out, love yourself, and get a better education elsewhere!

    Posted by: Roger | Nov 1, 2013 2:56:37 PM


  20. Who cares? Let the Jesus freaks embarrass themselves. Is anyone really surprised?

    Posted by: Jonna the Woodswoman | Nov 1, 2013 3:03:55 PM


  21. so young - so dumb

    Posted by: rjinva | Nov 1, 2013 3:08:13 PM


  22. So, does hazing him by a gauntlet of dildos count as misconduct or good fun?

    Posted by: Robert | Nov 1, 2013 4:18:57 PM


  23. What a fat fag

    Posted by: litper | Nov 1, 2013 5:46:32 PM


  24. Baylor is no different than Georgetown, Norte Dame, Seton Hall, etc. It's not a "bible college".

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Nov 1, 2013 5:52:01 PM


  25. Brian in Texas

    Baylor is NOT a peer of Georgetown, Seton Hall, and Notre Dame. It is a peer of Liberty and Bob Jones Universities. Here's why.

    Openly Gay men and women in relationships can be professors, students, and staff members at Seton Hall, Georgetown, and ND. They CANNOT at Baylor. A Baylor education is very limited as only professing fundamentalists and straight persons can be in positions of authority.

    As a Gay man, I need employees that are able to handle working for an open, proud Gay man in a position of authority. Baylor, like Liberty and Bob Jones, doesn't produce those.

    Enjoy getting shut out of the NCS this year, even if you win out. If Texas bolts the Big XII, enjoy life in Conference USA. Because no one will have a school that discriminates in their conference.

    Baylor has a right to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religion. I have a right to say, "the only reasonable reason to discriminate on that level is for seminarians (as opposed to Math or Science professors). And I have no need for Baptist Preachers." Baylor is a Bible School. It is more of one today than it was 10 years ago. Baylor is moving away from providing an inclusive education.

    I actually think that Baylor is now worse than Oral Roberts University (!) which is starting to slowly clean up its act. Baylor, under the 'leadership' of their extremist President, Ken Starr (remember him) is moving towards Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, not away from it.

    Posted by: Tom in Lazybrook | Nov 1, 2013 7:00:47 PM


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