Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California is one of the first evangelical seminaries in the United States to approve an official student organization for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) students, the One News Now website reports today (July 15, 2013).
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 nation have been met with censorship and outright bans.
Although the group's approval is seen by many as progress, some argue it is 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. The students have chosen to accept the group's limitations.