South Carolina College Bans Homosexuality After Athletes Come Out as Gay

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MrPACS, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. MrPACS

    MrPACS Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,729
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    2,900
    http://www.alternet.org/gender/south-carolina-college-bans-homosexuality-after-athletes-come-out-gay


    Erskine College banned same-sex relationships because it isn’t part of “God’s intended design.”
    By David Ferguson / Raw Story
    February 27, 2015
    Print
    21 COMMENTS
    [​IMG]
    A rural South Carolina college is attempting to ban homosexuality among its students after two of the school’s volleyball players came out as gay.

    OutSports.com reported that Erskine College issued a policy statement that the college is officially opposed to same-sex relationships because it isn’t part of “God’s intended design for humanity.”

    Last year, two players on the Erskine volleyball team, Drew Davis and Juan Verona, went public with the fact that they are gay men. The team went on to play against the top teams in the nation at the NCAA tournament.

    Now, Erskine officials are attempting to make certain that any other LGBT students at the college know that the school does not welcome them.

    The school’s “Statement on Human Sexuality,” issued late last week, said “We believe the Bible teaches that all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage is sinful and therefore ultimately destructive to the parties involved,” and continued:

    Christ affirms that marital union is to be between a man and woman (Matt 19:4-6). The Bible teaches that monogamous marriage between a man and a woman is God’s intended design for humanity and that sexual intimacy has its proper place only within the context of marriage (1 Thes. 4:3-5, Col. 3:5-7). Sexual relations outside of marriage or between persons of the same sex are spoken of in scripture as sin and contrary to the will of the Creator (Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:9-11).

    We believe the Bible teaches that all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage is sinful and therefore ultimately destructive to the parties involved. As a Christian academic community, and in light of our institutional mission, members of the Erskine community are expected to follow the teachings of scripture concerning matters of human sexuality and institutional decisions will be made in light of this position.

    The college’s website said that it intends to “add the statement to its official manuals and determine how it will be integrated into campus culture and procedures.”

    Varona told OutSports, “The release of this statement makes me disappointed because I have never received anything but kind treatment from everyone at this school, and my sexual orientation is no secret. So it took me by surprise.”

    He went on to say, “(T)he school took several steps back instead of progressing towards a future where everyone can be treated as an equal” and that “it just made me sad and worried for other gay people who might be struggling with confidence to come out.”
     
  2. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    384,649
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55,631
    Likes Received:
    61,917
    obamacare first!!
     
  3. Tinman

    Tinman Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    88,937
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    7,213
    Likes Received:
    7,120
    After watching Top Gun I thought all volleyball players were gay.:wtf:
     
    Jayla, codeine, reno and 6 others like this.
  4. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,238
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,800
    Likes Received:
    8,083
    they should ban dumb people instead
     
  5. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

    Reputations:
    170,081
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    36,004
    Likes Received:
    35,131
    Why would you have a men's volleyball team if you don't want gays at your school?
     
    Mack29 and RenchFries like this.
  6. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    153,584
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    60,017
    Likes Received:
    19,168
    Kind of surprised they haven't banned being non-white or non-christians as it also isn't part of god's intended design.
     
    Dorb, Mulletude and MrPACS like this.
  7. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,238
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,800
    Likes Received:
    8,083
    "The school’s “Statement on Human Sexuality,” issued late last week, said “We believe the Bible teaches that all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage is sinful and therefore ultimately destructive to the parties involved,” and continued"



    so ban 98% of all college kids from going to college?
    htf do they expect to make any money.


    what about a gay dude who doesnt have a bf, hes fine then?
     
    Scarlett Ohara and Tinman like this.
  8. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

    Reputations:
    377,873
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    59,882
    Likes Received:
    24,811
    so they should ban anyone who has sex outside of marriage
     
    Blur likes this.
  9. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    21,210
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    10,107
    Likes Received:
    3,873
  10. Dorb

    Dorb Lovable Old Pig VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    206,045
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    21,326
    Likes Received:
    22,272
    Then no one would be working there
     
  11. Alisonsbankacct

    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

    Reputations:
    155,319
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    11,245
    Likes Received:
    26,818
    They should support gay marriage then, so their homosexual students can enjoy the blessings of a stable personal love life. Because it's just the marriage angle that's the problem for the college, right?
     
    Jayla and scoobyla like this.
  12. Head Censor

    Head Censor Turgid Member VIP

    Reputations:
    405,346
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    28,670
    You might be surprised at the number of highly respected universities that prohibit sexual relations on their campuses.
     
  13. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

    Reputations:
    178,728
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    23,520
    Likes Received:
    22,732
    Fuck all religious nuts.
     
  14. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

    Reputations:
    178,728
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    23,520
    Likes Received:
    22,732
    I fucked half the campus when I was on exchange, and only heard about that afterward. :jj:
     
    Scarlett Ohara and Head Censor like this.
  15. OV

    OV Rapscallion

    Reputations:
    299,667
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    12,796
    Likes Received:
    35,727
    That backwards and backwoods college would probably be in a world of tuition-hurt if they ever banned "spawns of incest." :dontknow:
     
  16. balloon knot

    balloon knot Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    39,663
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    4,001
    Likes Received:
    6,754
    what a faggy thing to do
     
  17. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,238
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,800
    Likes Received:
    8,083
    yeah, but they are saying even gays who never have sexual relations, are banned.
    and straights who do have it, are not banned
     
  18. Head Censor

    Head Censor Turgid Member VIP

    Reputations:
    405,346
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    28,670
    That'd be the way to do it. :D
     
  19. Head Censor

    Head Censor Turgid Member VIP

    Reputations:
    405,346
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    28,670
    I'm not saying you're wrong, but I don't see this stated in the OP.
     
  20. Droog

    Droog Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    138,859
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    15,367
    Likes Received:
    19,639
    Or male cheerleaders.
     
    ltd86 likes this.