Christian University Bans Student-Athletes From Supporting Gay Marriage

| by Michael Allen
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LeTourneau University, a private Christian college in Longview, Texas, recently banned student-athletes from "same-sex dating behaviors" and publicly supporting sex "outside of a biblically defined marriage," which is a ban on advocating gay marriage.

According to The New Civil Rights Movement, LeTourneau's new student-athlete handbook states:

"Based on biblical standards, we believe that God has created the institution of marriage to be between one man and one woman, and only within this institution does God bless intimate sexual expression; all other intimate sexual expression outside of marriage is considered immoral behavior.

"Consistent with our desire to celebrate and model a Scriptural approach to sexuality; the University prohibits same-sex dating behaviors and public advocacy for the position that sex outside of a biblically-defined (sic) marriage is morally acceptable." notes that the anti-gay regulations were not included in the 2011-12 student-athlete handbook, and that eating shellfish, banned in the Old Testament of the Bible, was not prohibited by the school.

Sources:, LeTourneau University, The New Civil Rights Movement
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