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Baylor Sticks By the Bible, Not Student Opinion

( [email protected] ) Mar 29, 2004 09:17 AM EST

Baylor University’ George W. Truett Theological Seminary, the largest Baptist theological seminary, is staying true to the rules set forth in its policy handbook, which informs students there would be consequences ranging from a written warning to expulsion if states rules were not kept. Matt Bass complained with 200 students on Saturday during a protest that he wanted the school to change its policy.

Last December, Bass was denied further financial aid after he admitted to school officials that he was gay.

According to the university's policies handbook, punishment for any misconduct - including homosexuality, drinking, gambling, premarital sex, cohabitation and using weapons - ranges from a written warning to expulsion.

Baylor officials and the seminary’s dean have declined to comment Saturday. The seminary dean only said homosexual behavior is forbidden in the Bible and thus inconsistent with Truett's mission.