Baylor University’s student newspaper, the Lariat, editorialized in favor of gay marriage last week, unleashing a flurry of letters both in support and criticizing the position, but also eliciting statements from that University’s president, and the Baylor Student Publications Board, which determined that:

“The Student Publications Board has determined the editorial published in the Lariat on Friday (“San Francisco should pursue gay marriage suit”) violates university policy as defined in the Student Handbook, as well as student publications policy. The Student Publications Policy states that “since Baylor University was established and is still supported by Texas Baptists to conduct a program of higher education in a Christian context, no editorial stance of Student Publications should attack the basic tenets of Christian theology or of Christian morality.” Clearly, the editorial published on Friday is inconsistent with this policy. The guidelines have been reviewed with The Lariat staff, so that they will be able to avoid this error in the future.””

Author: Rob