Texas university bans gay athletes from dating
Le Tourneau University - an inter-denominational Christian school in Longview Texas - has revised its student atlete handbook to include an anti-gay policy. The consequences for disobeying the revised policy results in athletes being dismissed from their team.
The updated code of conduct for the athlete booklet reads:
"Consistent with our desire to celebrate and model a Scriptural approach to sexuality; the University prohibits same-sex dating behaviors and public advocacy for the position that sex outside of a biblically-defined marriage is morally acceptable."
According to Out Sports, the university did not include the anti-gay language in its handbook from the 2011-2012 academic year.
Ironically, the five principles of Le Tourneau University are Commitment, Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Community.