There was an article published recently by a writer who toured Evangelical Universities to find out if thereÂ are gay students there and whatÂ is happening around them.Â Â He got an earfull.
There are out gay students at all of them.Â They are trying to gain recognition as student groups and offering support to any who might need it.
The article highlighted as aspect of being a gay young person that I had heard about several year ago.Â It involved the obvious question, why would someone who is gay choose to attend the most anti gay catagory of university?Â When I first heard it, I slapped my forehead and thought, “Of course!”
Some students are attracted toward these schools because they feel guilty about there sexual orientation and think attending one an anti gay school will take away their attraction toward the same sex.Â The first person I heard this from was a former student of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.Â
Officials at these schools do not want to recognize that gay students attend.Â They do not provide support and sometimes expell students.Â They definitely are resisting allowing gays to form official campus organizations.
The interesting delemma here is that the result of these schools going out of their way to be known as anti-gay institutions is the very reason they find gay students attending.Â Â One would guess that the general student bodies at these schools isÂ becomingÂ more gay tolerant along with the rest of the young people.
One has to guess that changes are coming.