How do religious universities justify anti-LGBTQ+ policies?

Last week, Asbury University, a nondenominational Christian university, and Brigham Young University, owned by the Church of Latter-day Saints, made headlines for their policies around queer students. Righting America (Subscribe, friends–it’s a terrific source for commentary on the Religious Right) invited me to reflect. Here is some of what I shared:

But for conservative Christians who oppose same-sex romantic and sexual relations, the issue isn’t that the two professors supported LGBTQ+ students—it’s that they didn’t. For those who view same-sex sexual contact (whether in a casual encounter, a romantic relationship, a long-term partnership, or a legal marriage) as inherently sinful, immoral, or deficient, then what looks like support to people outside this frame is, within it, the exact opposite: enabling, leading astray, or even exploitation. 

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