I had been a gay Christian blogger for several years when Wheaton College reached out to me in June of Anxious but earnest, I agreed to sign it after a transparent round of interviews where I highlighted all the reasons that I, an openly gay blogger, might not be the best fit for Wheaton. The director of human resources said they knew what they were getting into and I was the ideal candidate for a rigorous liberal arts college with a diverse student body expressing a range of needs. At the time, I was still kind of conservative on sexual ethics: I longed to be a part of communities like Wheaton and I thought a commitment to celibacy was worth it if it meant I could be involved. Private meetings with the president and provost were routine for me within weeks of my appointment in September During my first week at Wheaton, President Philip Ryken approached me with concerns about a blog post I had retweeted , and he encouraged me to lay low on social media.
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Anti-Gay Group Criticizes Wheaton College Speaker
A new group made up of hundreds of Wheaton College alumni says being gay is not a sin and that one can be a faithful Christian and still hold onto the LGBT identity. OneWheaton , which includes openly gay Wheaton College alumni as well as straight graduates who question the traditional biblical view that homosexuality is a sin, says it seeks to support LGBT students and offer a different theological perspective on sexuality. Wheaton College, one of the most respected evangelical higher education institutions in the nation and the alma mater of Billy Graham, takes the position that homosexual relations is a sin but that Christians should love those struggling with same-sex attraction instead of judging or ostracizing them. The new LGBT group, launched last week, says it is does not intend to battle Wheaton College and its stance on homosexuality, but it hopes to be part of the conversation on sexuality.