Zach Schneider

Ally

I grew up, like many Cedarville students, as a conservative Baptist firmly convinced of the sinfulness of homosexuality. However, during my time at Cedarville, I had the opportunity to interact with a number of individuals- students and faculty, LGBTQ and straight- who opened my eyes to the world beyond the narrow beliefs I’d grown up with. I have since become convinced that the Bible fully supports individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and that one of the greatest tragedies of the contemporary church is its violent exclusion of people who are not cisgendered and straight. I stand proudly allied with the LGBTQ community at Cedarville and beyond, and I invite anyone who needs a listening ear or a supportive friend to email me.