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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #90 on: November 22, 2004, 08:32:52 AM »
Does this mean we can't still do this?  I think not.  Strap-up baby.

The only way to work out the tiff between Ruski Girl and Eliza is a kiddie-pool full of Jello and you two in bikini's.  Let's get it on!!!


You must be confused.  No one is fighting.

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« Reply #91 on: November 22, 2004, 10:01:36 AM »
UMHBMom, I think this might have something to do with why there is no mention of LGBT in Baylor's diversity statement:

The University is controlled by an all-Baptist Board of Regents and is operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists. Baylor is also affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches.  As a religiously-controlled institution of higher education, Baylor University is exempt from compliance with some provisions of certain civil rights laws, including some provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  As such, Baylor prescribes standards of personal conduct, including standards that bear upon sexual misconduct.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation per se, but does discriminate on the basis of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, non-marital sexual misconduct, homosexual conduct, or the encouragement or advocacy of any form of sexual behavior that would undermine the Baptist identity or faith mission of the University.

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On a similar note, I emailed my mother the other day to tell her that I got accepted to Baylor and got a scholarship. 

Let me preface this by saying that my mother is strict, fire-and-brimstone Southern Baptist.  Her church (and the one I grew up in) does not believe in drinking or dancing. I have been to several weddings where they not only don't dance, but they toast with orange juice instead of champagne because they are opposed to any kind of alcohol consumption....And, yet, my mother and others from her church frequently go gambling (I actually think my mother has a problem) and don't consider this a "sin".

At any rate, she emails me back this long reply about how if you accept scholarship money from Baylor, that because it is controlled by the Southern Baptist Convention and they want their money going to Baptists, you must sign a commitment to attend the Baptist church and abide by their principles.

I'm email her back and say: "What in the world are you talking about? That is not true!"

But she is insistent on the matter for like ten more emails and about half the day. She insists that she is correct. 

I actually start thinking to myself: "Oh my goodness....She may be right! After all, she is Baptist and she did go to Baylor (like 30 years ago...but still). And the Southern Baptist Convention is always doing cooky things like telling their patrons to pull their kids out of public schools and boycotting Disney.  Maybe they actually do stipulate that you have to be Baptist to receive scholarship money from Baylor."

I start trying to find something on the Internet or on the Baylor website to make sure this is not true.

Finally, she emails me back and tells me she was just kidding. Thanks, Mom!
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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #92 on: November 22, 2004, 11:05:20 AM »
I've talked to both undergrads and law students at Baylor.  It seems that it's run no differently than most other private schools with the exception that at, say, a law school get together they won't have alcohol--big loss. 

It seems that the Baptist influence can be seen more at the undergraduate level, as I'm sure law students don't engage in many activities (or anything other than classes and studying) that could be regulated in religious terms. 

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« Reply #93 on: November 22, 2004, 03:47:44 PM »
  As such, Baylor prescribes standards of personal conduct, including standards that bear upon sexual misconduct.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation per se, but does discriminate on the basis of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, non-marital sexual misconduct, homosexual conduct, or the encouragement or advocacy of any form of sexual behavior that would undermine the Baptist identity or faith mission of the University.

But what would this mean in practice...would you lose a scholarship or be expelled if your non-marital SO is living with you...or if your date is seen leaving your apt. at 8am after spending the night?


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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #94 on: November 22, 2004, 07:08:38 PM »
Actually, there IS liquor at law school functions. Their annual "law prom" (it's actually the Cristmas get-together, but they refer to it as "prom" jokingly) has plenty to drink from what I have been told. Not that it much matters to me, not being much of a drinker in the first place. I didn't go to Baylor, but I did go to Mary-Hardin Baylor, which is actually more hard-core Baptist... like the Baptist Convention has an entire building there! The only real "Batist" requirements (and I think this is true for Baylor, too) is a certain number of chapel hours, required courses in OT and NT, and the annual "Missionary Week", which was dragged out over three days and broken down into three segments I lovingly named:
Day 1: "What is a Baptist?"
Day 2: "Why I am a Baptist"
Day 3: "Why you should be a Baptist"
As the token Jewess/Buddhist, I just read the latest Harry Potter novel and ignored it all.  ;)
    I am curious about their stand on "improper" sexual activity, though. Do they throw students out for cohabiting or engaging in homosexual relations? Is that legal? And what form of sexual behavior is endorsed by the Baptist faith? Missionary style? Sorry.... couldn't resist that. If I hadn't said it, someone else would have.

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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #95 on: November 22, 2004, 07:28:26 PM »
Baylor leaves the law students alone. I have never heard of a law student getting kicked out of school while I was a student (and a number of students have been "kicked out"). The school is in its own building and is away from the rest of the school (i think it purposely did this so it could get away from the rules and restrictions it places on its students). The only real threat is if you are LGBT and open about it. It is not as restrictive as lets say BYU or Pepperdine law schools.
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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #96 on: November 22, 2004, 07:31:50 PM »
LGBT = ?

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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #97 on: November 22, 2004, 07:35:49 PM »
LGBT = ?
lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered

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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #98 on: November 22, 2004, 07:45:07 PM »
OIC..

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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #99 on: November 22, 2004, 08:57:55 PM »
I don't know a thing about LGBT & Baylor.  I just got that off of the website.

My mother said that when she went to Baylor undergrad (in the 60's) you would get kicked out of school for being pregnant & unmarried. I also remember there being a stink in late '90's because a Baylor girl posed for Playboy in the college addition.
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