As time and societal changes march on, it is entertaining to watch who is left in the dust. To be left in the dust is to cling too long to ideas society at large has left behind.
I’ve never read up on what happened in universities when evolution was replaced by creationism. There must have been a lot of, “Oh, we always did thing evolution was OK, we just had a different way of saying it.”
To this day, the Catholic Church has never admitted the Popes before Galileo were wrong in saying the sun revolved around the earth. It’s position is nonspecific mistakes were made in dealing with the issue, not errors by any Pope.
Just this year, after years of turning them down, our local Concordia College (Lutheran) gave official recognition to the Secular Student Club, which includes atheists. They were one of the last in their Midwestern group of colleges founded by religions to approve such a group
The same thing is happening with gay students on campuses where the official line of the founder’s religion says being gay is a sin. To recognize a gay student group would be to say, “We have given official standing to a group on campus who’s entire focus is sin.”
Yet, this is happening. There are several such student groups in Protestant founded schools and the link discusses their presence in Catholic Universities.
Campuses, like the faith itself, follow the practice of saying no, no, no, then yes.