Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, November 21, 1997 Page: 13 of 80
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Some criticize Emory’s plan relaxing
rule against gay vows at school chapels
By Steve Visser
ATLANTA — Methodist-affiliated
Emory University will allow gay cou-
ples to say "marriage" or commitment
vows in its chapels under strictly limit-
ed circumstances that effectively
exclude most campus gays and les-
bians, including Methodists.
The policy, approved last Thursday
by the board of trustees, requires that a
religious leader from one of the 24 reli-
gious groups on campus perform such
ceremonies, chaplain Susan Henry-
Of those groups, only the Reformed
Jewish leader and the United Church of
Christ leader now perform ceremonies
for gay couples, she said, acknowledg-
ing that gays of other faiths who want
to use campus chapels are out of luck.
Lindsey G. Davis, bishop of the
North Georgia United Methodist
Conference, said he was pleased that
Emory's new policy "makes it unlikely
that same-gender ceremonies will be
conducted in the university chapels."
But Ms. Henry-Crowe, a Methodist
minister, denied the new policy is
designed to dodge a church-university
controversy by making the issue largely
The board, which includes five
Methodist bishops, approved the policy
without dissent, said board chairman
Bradley Currey Jr.
"I am a Christian, happen to belong
to the Episcopal Church, and I believe
the actions that have been taken by the
board today are completely consistent
with my religious faith," Currey said.
The only gay commitment ceremony
ever performed at an Emory chapel was
in 1995, Ms. Henry-Crowe said.
Emory became the center of a contro-
versy over whether the private univer-
sity should permit exchanges of vows
after the dean of Emory's Oxford
College, a satellite campus 30 miles
southeast of Atlanta, denied permission
for a gay ceremony in May.
Oxford dean William Murdy cited
church policy, Georgia law and commu-
nity standards when he canceled the
chapel reservation of Chris Hamilton,
who was then director of student devel-
opment at Oxford, and his partner, Jack
University President William M.
Chace said the dean violated Emory's
nondiscrimination policy in banning
the ceremony. North Georgia United
Methodists disagreed and asked the
school trustees to study the matter. T
Hate crimes up on Colorado’s
largest campuses, survey shows
BOULDER, Colo. — Hate crimes
aimed at gays, lesbians and ethnic
minorities are up on Colorado's largest
campuses, a survey of campus crime
Most of the hate crimes involved
graffiti and threatening phone calls,
campus police at the University of
Colorado, Colorado State and the
University of Northern Colorado said.
At CSU and UNC, the hate crimes
usually were directed at gays and les-
bians. At CU-Boulder, the majority of
hate crimes involved ethnic intimida-
tion in pamphlets and graffiti, said
police spokesman Brett Brough.
Rape and assaults by strangers were
down on the campuses.
Police attributed the low rates to
beefed-up patrols, better lighting,
escort programs and a general aware-
ness of how to stay out of trouble.
CU recorded two rapes, CSU five,
UNC three and Auraria none. Nearly
all the assaults were by acquaintances
or in date rape situations, police said.
"We don't have any problem with
stranger assault," CSU police chief
Donn Hopkins said.
Police will escort students across
campus at night. "We offer it as a peace-
of-mind kind of thing," Hopkins said.
Increases seen at
University of Colorado,
Colorado State and the
University of Northern
On the Auraria campus, which
includes Metropolitan State College,
CU-Denver and Community College of
Denver, there has been an increase in
"We continue to encounter people
with semi-automatic weapons," mostly
non-students, said Lt. Gary Kasson.
"People need to know that the campus
isn't immune to people coming here
with weapons." ▼
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