Demand Belmont University Allow Gay Student Group On Campus
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Bob Fisher
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Todd Lake
Provost
Thomas Burns

Demand Belmont University Allow Gay Student Group On Campus

    1. Michael Jones
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      Michael Jones

      Boston, MA

Students at Belmont University in Tennessee want to form a group specifically for LGBT students. They've been working on forming the group for more than two years, and even received permission from student organizations to launch the group. There's just one problem: administrators at Belmont University won't allow the group to form. They say it violates their Christian principles.

But is giving gay students the chance to form their own club really something that violates the tenets of Christianity? Isn't Christianity supposed to be about building community with your friends, neighbors...and even those who disagree with you?

Belmont University says they're committed to diversity and respect. But it's quite disrespectful to squash efforts by Belmont students to form a group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally students. Send the University a message that their actions are wrong, and that they should respect the wishes of most of the student body population, which has no problem with an LGBT group on campus.

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    1. Belmont University Says No Gay Groups on Campus

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      For two years, students at Belmont University in Tennessee have tried to form a gay student group on campus. They've got hundreds of students who said they'd like to see the group form, and they also have the blessing of other student groups on...

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