Baylor Statement On Human Sexuality

March 27, 2004

Baylor University released the following statement in response to Saturday's Baylor Freedom "United4Change" rally at Heritage Square in downtown Waco:


The following Statement on Human Sexuality, as published in the Baylor University Student Policies and Procedures, informs students of the university's stance on human sexuality issues and communicates expectations for how students conduct themselves on or off campus.

"Baylor University welcomes all students into a safe and supportive environment in which to discuss and learn about a variety of issues, including those of human sexuality. The university affirms the biblical understanding of sexuality as a gift from God. Christian churches across the ages and around the world have affirmed purity in singleness and fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman as the biblical norm. Temptations to deviate from this norm include both heterosexual sex outside of marriage and homosexual behavior. It is thus expected that Baylor students will not participate in advocacy groups which promote understandings of sexuality that are contrary to biblical teaching. The university encourages students struggling with these issues to avail themselves of opportunities for serious, confidential discussion and support through the University Ministries Office."

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