Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Baylor U



  1. Very affirming of Baylor. As the winnowing process unfolds it will be interesting and telling to see which institutions bow the knee to the Ba'al of sexual anarchy and which stand firm on the Word of God.

    1. Do you really think this linguistic change in policy is equivalent to bowing the knee to the Ba'al of sexual anarchy? The policy also removed these specific terms: sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, adultery, fornication. Do you really think that by removing these terms, Baylor is now affirming all of these behaviors?

    2. Basically, yes. They couldn't just remove the homosex policy referent, so they took a blanket approach. Let's not be naive here. What alternative rationales are reasonable for explaining the policy tweak in the first place?

    3. And "affirming" was a nod to the progressive elites who charge actual Christians with being non-affirming. BU's policy won't need to be tweaked again as the anarchists work their way down the list, so they're all set.

    4. I asked you a couple of questions to better understand your view. You answer by claiming that the policy changes mean Baylor supports behaviors such as sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, incest, adultery, fornication, and homosexuality. Then you imply that I'm naïve, and ask me to provide reasonable alternative rationales to explain the policy tweak. Rather than try to shift the burden onto me, could you please provide an argument that supports your claim that Baylor's affirmation of these behaviors necessarily follows from the removal of these specific terms in favor of a more generic policy?.

    5. Please double check your reading comprehension. Where did I say Baylor supports the practices you listed?

      Try again.

      Let's see here though:

      Changes to Baylor’s sexual misconduct policy

      Former sexual misconduct policy

      In all disciplinary procedures, Baylor University will seek to be redemptive in the lives of the individuals involved and to witness to the high moral standards of the Christian faith. Baylor will be guided by the understanding that human sexuality is a gift from the creator God and that the purposes of this gift included (1) the procreation of human life and (2) the uniting and strengthening of the marital bond in self-giving love. These purposes are to be achieved through heterosexual relationships within marriage. Misuses of God’s gift will be understood to include, but not be limited to, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, adultery, fornication and homosexual acts.

      Revised sexual conduct policy

      Baylor will be guided by the biblical understanding that human sexuality is a gift from God and that physical sexual intimacy is to be expressed in the context of marital fidelity. Thus, it is expected that Baylor students, faculty and staff will engage in behaviors consistent with this understanding of human sexuality.

      Yep, Baylor is safe from the "non-affirming" label, and they managed to wipe out all references to homosex hot on the heels of the SCOTUS decision.

      Bowing the knee...