Student Expelled For Coming Out
by The Associated Press
April 8, 2006 - 11:00 am ET
(Williamsburg, Kentucky) A University of Cumberlands student who revealed he was gay on a personal Web page has been expelled.
Jason Johnson, 20, of Lexington, was asked to leave the small Baptist school earlier this week, according to Larry Cockrum, director of media relations at the university.
Johnson's dismissal came after he posted on his Web page at the popular Internet site MySpace.com that he was gay. The university has a policy that says it reserves the right to expel a student who "promotes sexual behavior not consistent with Christian principles," including homosexuality.