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— A statement issued and adopted by the Erskine College Board of Trustees regarding the school’s view of human sexuality. Last year, two players for the school’s men’s volleyball team, Drew Davis and Juan Varona, garnered some press after they came out as gay. As first reported by Outsports.com, Erskine College issued the statement, which cited Biblical-based opposition to homosexuality, promising to add the statement to its official manuals and integrate it into the larger campus culture.
The statement calls any sexual activity outside of marriage as “sinful” and “ultimately destructive to the parties involved,” adding, “As a Christian academic community, and in light of our institutional mission, members of the Erskine community are expected to follow the teachings of scripture concerning matters of human sexuality and institutional decisions will be made in light of this position.”
UPDATE: In response to a number of articles covering this issue in a variety of media outlets, Erskine College issued a statement on Friday afternoon seeking to provide additional context information for the school’s statement. The college also wanted to clarify that no students have been banned from campus, nor has Erskine sought to condemn gay students.
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