Baylor and the Road of Good Intentions
The last few years, Christian colleges have faced a crisis of how to respond to increasingly vocal calls to “accommodate” LGBT students.
John StonestreetTimothy D Padgett
The last few years, Christian colleges have faced a crisis of how to respond to increasingly vocal calls to “accommodate” LGBT students. Many have stayed committed to historic Christian teaching while others have flip-flopped. A few others have attempted various half measures. For example, Baylor University chartered an LGBT-centered campus group while keeping their student sexual standards intact.
Unsurprisingly, this club, known as Prism, has since progressed beyond merely providing a space for LGBT students to come together. In two now-deleted Instagram posts, Prism advertised events promoting “Queer Sex Ed” and information about the origins and significance of the colors and flags of the LGBT movement.
This is a classic case of the “road of good intentions.” Christians are called to love one another and their neighbors in the watching world. But when the Church takes its understanding of love from that world, the watered-down counterfeit eventually leads to endorsing whatever sins are currently culturally popular. Love means working for another’s good, not just for good feelings.
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