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posted on Jul, 16 2004 @ 11:43 PM
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I start college on Aug. 21st.
The college I am going to is fiercly Baptist.
They will kick you out for a number of "un-christian" actions/situations..
I happen to be gay. (SAD FACE HERE)

Im sure you can see the dillema already lol
However, this is the only college I can really goto. My parents are pretty poor and because of that I worked hard all through highschool to get good enough grades/test scores to get into a good college with a nice finance package.

I got just enough scholarships to go to this college for free (basically) and since it is sooo close to my house (about 10 minute drive) I can afford to go there because I wont have to eat out/do laundry elsewhere/etc.

So this is the only college that I can really goto right now.
However, just because of who I am, I am in constant danger of being thrown out.

I have no idea what I should do

College is supposed to be a good time, especially since I always wanted to go so bad. But now its bitter sweet (more bitter than anything) and I just feel aprehensive and terrible about the whole thing.
Completely unfair



I have 500 dollars I will give one of you to come kill me lol


[Edited on 17-7-2004 by shidge.]




posted on Jul, 17 2004 @ 02:28 AM
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I here you, it is hard for me to concieve of that because being gay is normal where I live.

All I can say is; be who you are and take this college experience for what it is worth- an investment. Don't change due to outside perceptions. If you get kicked out, then at least you are being true to yourself. This school is not your only option, you can always transfer.

Many colleges will give you nice Financial Aid packages if you are considered low income. Just make sure you file your Fasfa by the March deadline. There are so many schools available- you just have to apply.

Good luck and U2U me if you need help with other colleges- I did workstudy in the transfer counseling center in a community college and have much knowledge in this area.



posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by shidge.
I have 500 dollars I will give one of you to come kill me lol


Can I get directions to your house?

With all kidding aside, you actually have a pretty good deal going on. Free ride through college, you don't have to move or stay in dorms, and you can still do your laundry for free. As for the whole Un-Christian/Gay/Baptist thing, I say don't sweat it. I don't think they would give you scholarships if they were going to kick you out for no reason.

This is no good to you now, but you should have played a sport and got an athletic scholarship to a BIG University. That's what I did. Big Universities are incredible because they are EXTREMELY diverse.



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 01:58 AM
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The Christian tenet states that people shouldn't have sex before marriage - you can use that in your favour. Providing you don't flaunt your gay sexuality, the school will see that you don't make overtures to people of the opposite sex and assume you to be a 'good christian' who wants to keep your virginity.

I'd be careful about using the Wiccan Reed though ... Say that to a Baptist and they'll probably burn you at the stake



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:38 AM
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Dude, i feel for you man. In Sydney gay people are perfectly normal. I work in a call centre at 95% of the dudes here are gay (me not-included). It really annoys me to see discrimination against you guys (no gay marriage etc). In Australia if you got kickedo ut of University for neing gay the Uni would be in the # big time. But here gays have alot more voice and arent looked down on as much in the cities (the country and suburban folk are still catching up on this). But yeah just ride it through and dont give up who you are no matter what. (just dont go cracking on to your dean or anything, that would be a dead givaway)





 
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