Thank you all for taking the time to read and respond to my intro thread. They are always the hardest, and I've left so much out. But I hope you guys will get to know me a little better.
-- Knowing that someone else has gone through these issues definitely makes it easier for me!!
-- Wow a PFLAG in Lynchburg?! If only my parents were accepting... Hopefully I've found a gay-sensitive person in the counselor I'm going to start seeing (not a Liberty counselor!). Thank you for doing all that research!!!
-- Thank you!
right back at ya!
-- thank you for the advice! You've voiced some of my concerns regarding if I stay. But if I transfer again to another school, I will have to wait until a semester to get into a program. And I'm 23 and I wanna be done with undergrad once and for all!!!!!
My thoughts about this situation (if anyone cares!)
So far my time at Liberty has been 99% positive. Though I have heard stories from gay alums themselves about how some were asked to leave when the came out. However, while my teachers are very Christian and conservative, they don't use the fire and brimstone approach I imagined they would. In philosophical and social science classes, my teachers promote critical thinking as opposed to blind acceptance of their own views. Maybe Liberty is less "fire and brimstone" because Jerry Falwell is RIP?
I'm not out now, and don't plan to be until I move away for graduate school in late 2011. So I don't really mind not being able to walk around with a "Virginia is for lesbians" t-shirt My only worry now is what if I get my BSN from Liberty, and then they find out I am gay afterward. Can they revoke my degree?
Someone please tell me I'm being ridiculous (or not).
I'm sooooooo glad I was able to find this community!