Baptist College Kicks Out Top Student Who Is Gay

April 08, 2006

The University of the Cumberlands, a Baptist institution in Kentucky, has expelled a top student because he stated on his page on the Web site that he is gay, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported today.

The university, formerly known as Cumberland College, dismissed the student, a sophomore theater major who is on the dean’s list, because he violated a policy that bars “any student who engages in or promotes sexual behavior not consistent with Christian principles (including sex outside marriage and homosexuality).”

A classmate of the student told the newspaper that he embodied many Christian virtues and, while gay, did not flaunt it. “I think you would be floored by the amount of gay people at our school,” she said.