September 23, 2014
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena is one of the first evangelical seminaries in the nation to approve an official student organization for LGBT students.
Fuller is one of the largest multidenominational seminaries in the world and its decision not to oppose the club is creating ripples in the larger world of Christian colleges.
Attempts to start gay student groups at some other Christian colleges throughout the country have been met with censorship and outright bans.
Though the group's approval is seen by many as progress, some argue it's a step forward with strings attached.
School policy states students can "come out," but they must remain celibate and are not allowed to be politically active.
Students say they are aware of the group's limitations, and choose to accept them.
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