Azusa Pacific University (APU), Azusa, California has again lifted a ban on LGBTQ relationships on campus.
Campus spokeswoman Rachel White confirmed that the university Board of Trustees directed administrators to update the student handbook for undergraduate students. The changes specifically removed language that barred LGBTQ relationships as part of a standing ban on pre-marital sex.
According to university Provost Mark Stanton, the update demonstrates Azusa Pacific’s commitment to “uniform standards of behavior for all students, applied equally and in a nondiscriminatory fashion.”
“APU is an open-enrollment institution, which does not require students to be Christian to attend, and the handbook conveys our commitment to treating everyone with Christ-like care and civility. Our values are unchanged and the APU community remains unequivocally biblical in our Christian evangelical identity.”
– Mark Stanton
Christian University, Azusa Pacific, Lifts Ban on LGBTQ Relationships – Again: