Despite — and in apparent contradiction to — those new rules, school policy still states, “We affirm the dignity and worth of all human beings, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
In a news article on its website, ACU wrote that it provides this guidance for its administrators:
We affirm the dignity and worth of every person as created in God’s image. ACU affirms the full humanity and dignity of all human beings, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We recognize there are individuals who identify as LGBT or who experience same-sex attraction within our community. We strive to love and welcome all individuals.
Although it recognizes every person is created in God’s image and it recognizes people have same-sex attraction and the school welcomes these people, that no longer means the school has to put up with gays and lesbians actually having relationships and leading happy and productive lives.
The new policy doesn’t apply to its students, but they surely feel very welcomed on that campus.
Although ACU’s campus is in Abilene, about 150 miles west of Fort Worth, the college’s online campus is located on Dallas Parkway in Addison.
— David Taffet