MALIBU (CBS) — Pepperdine University has blocked formation of an official gay and lesbian support group on its Malibu campus.
School officials say the group’s mission conflicts with the university’s beliefs on sexual morality.READ MORE: California Reports Lowest COVID-19 Case Rate In The Nation
Four thousand students have signed a petition asking the university to reconsider.READ MORE: Thieves Wanted For Causing $20,000 In Damage To Colton Car Wash Machine For Just $200
The Associated Press reports this is the fourth attempt by Pepperdine students to start a support group for the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — community at Pepperdine.
Pepperdine is a private university with an enrollment of approximately 7,700, according to its official website.MORE NEWS: Buscaino To Step Down As City Council President Pro Tem As He Runs For Mayor
Pepperdine’s mission statement says that the university is “committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values.”