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.
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!