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Petitioning Director, Office of Communications Greg Pillon and 4 others

Demand Belmont University Allow Gay Student Group On Campus

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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Director, Office of Communications
    Greg Pillon
  • Dean of Students
    Andrew Johnston
  • President
    Bob Fisher
  • Vice President
    Todd Lake
  • Provost
    Thomas Burns

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