Last year, I asked which evangelical college would be the first to openly accept GLBT students. It seems that Belmont University is the answer. Cathleen Falsani reports that Belmont has recognized a gay student association, one that had been twice previously denied standing on campus:
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.